Neon Ellie Tote is intricately woven by female artisans and refugees in Rwanda.
Practicing a time-honored Rwandan weaving technique, the artisans use a needle and thread to wrap hand-dyed strands of sisal (the inside fibers of an agave plant) around bunches of sweetgrass to create tightly coiled, durable baskets in an impressive range of patterns and colors. Depending on the size and shape, each basket can take one weaver anywhere from 60-70 hours to make!
Indego Africa is an impactful non-profit organization. 100% of proceeds from the sale of their goods go back into the communities through education programs.
Handwoven in Rwanda from sweetgrass and sisal. Features top handle and removeable shoulder strap. Interior has removeable hand-stitched linen pouch with drawstring closure.
Measures approximately 13" x 3" x 13" tall. 3" wide handle.