|African Basket - Kenya - Round Beaded Purse - #56704|
Approximately 4.5" Across x 3" Tall (plus shoulder strap, approximately 24#34; long)
A fun accessory for that special occasion, this handmade, Fair Trade purse is meticulously woven using wire and shimmering glass beads.
- You will receive the exact purse pictured above.
- This charming purse features a beaded "bow" on each side, where the long shoulder strap attaches. The strap passes through a loop on each side of the lid, so the lid stays attached to the purse when it is opened.
- The weaving group that produces these glass beads on wire 'gems' is located in central Kenya. They are members of the Maasai and Kikuyu ethnic communities.
- Patterns are laid out on paper and then painstakingly translated to the woven object. Wire is manipulated with small pliers as the baskets are woven.