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Leather Purses + Basket Bags

Moroccan Palm Tote


Regular price $45.00
Moroccan Palm Tote
Moroccan Palm Tote

Ethically Sourced and imported by us for you!

The traditional Moroccan basket has been used in Maghreb since the dawn of time to carry fruits and vegetables ~it made its way to Mediterranean markets a very long time ago. It is, in fact, the ideal shopping bag.

This thick woven Tote crafted with palm leaves comes with 2 long braided leather straps so that you can carry it comfortably on your shoulder.  Moroccan basketwork is renowned for it’s solid yet supple quality. These Beautiful baskets are light, great for storage, ecological, ethical AND pretty, ~ Perfect accessory. 
 
Straight from the Souks of Marrakech, ethically sourced + expertly handmade with environmentally friendly traditions passed down through generations of artisans❤️

Made in natural DOUM (plaited palm leaves) and braided leather straps.

Removable oversized Pom in white or mint

Dimensions:  (Approximately- hand made items differ by piece)

  • Diameter 13”
  • Width 3.5”

The south of Morocco is home to large palm groves, where the use of straw has always been rooted in the local culture. Basketweaving is the oldest craft of Morocco and was originally performed only by men.

Today, women have also become experts in the field and the art of basketry has continued to grow. Like all Moroccan crafts, basketry forms differ from one region to another. Grouped into cooperatives or associations, the craftswomen work together and sell their products in major cities like Marrakech, Fez and Rabat. 

The palm fronds utilized in the process of basket weaving must be cut regularly for the palms to grow. They are recycled in order to create these baskets, and so the craft is involved in the growth of the tree and is part of a sustainable development and ecology.