The Onyx Black Bucket Bag is a simple, yet functional bag adorned with delicate Maasai beads for a unique touch. It carries a brass elephant and rhino tassel, in support of wildlife conservation and anti-poaching initiatives in Kenya.
For every purchase of the bucket bag, $3 will be donated to the Basecamp Foundation Kenya (BFK), a non-profit organization that has been working in the Maasai Mara, who’s aim is to transform lives of the local population by being an innovator of models for sustainable development, through tourism, entrepreneurship and conservation.
Size: H 8" x W 8" approximately
Strap Drop: 140 mm
As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
Material: Sisal, recycled wool, leather and Maasai beads
Care Instructions: Just give it a quick wipe to clean. For all-day-everyday ease
The Weaving Process
Using sisal leaves, grown on their own farms, our women artisans handmake each woven basket. This is a skill passed on from mother to daughter. The women begin by carefully cutting and collecting the sisal leaves, draining the liquid in order to extract fibres. They then dye the strands with natural dyes for vibrant colours and leave them out to dry, before the begin weaving and designing the baskets. All our Bahati Baskets are customized according to specific designs we decide with the weavers.
Traditionally made by the Maasai tribe, located in Southern Kenya, the Maasai women have been creating beaded jewellery for generations. Maasai women consider it a duty to create beautiful beaded jewellery and accessories. A unique craft which is worn by both men and women in the tribe these pieces accompany the member of the tribe through all stages of life. The colours of the beads all have different meanings and the structure of the beaded pieces can indicate the age, social status, marital status.
About The Brand
Bahati Collection was born out of a passion project for African handmade items, determined to preserve the rich heritage of these beautiful pieces. These items embody a craftsmanship and cultural design that has been passed down through generations, preserving history in every inch. Every product is handmade by one singular artisan, handpicked to be part of the Bahati Collection.
Bahati Collection strives to be an ethical, sustainable brand that aims to empower communities by celebrating local cultures and creating employment opportunities. Working with women cooperatives and self-help organisations in Kenya who are living in economically disadvantaged rural backgrounds, Bahati Collection is determined to share the crafting intricacies of Africa with the world.
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