• Mercado Straw Basket
  • Mercado Straw Basket
  • Mercado Straw Basket
  • Mercado Straw Basket

Mercado Straw Basket


An oversized basket bag, the Mercado features an open weave design bringing neutral tones and texture to your personal style and home décor in all the right ways. The natural palm straw, sustainably sourced by artisans in Guerrero, Mexico, gives a coastal, California-inspired feel to any space. The styling possibilities are endless at home, with the Mercado basket, you can store blankets in the living room, or soft kids' toys in a playroom or nursery.

With large, sturdy handles for hand-carrying, we also like to use the Mercado as a straw market tote bag and as a boho beach basket to carry towels and snacks. Each handmade basket bag is unique and may have small imperfections or vary in size and color. All Leah products are responsibly sourced and ethically crafted.

Details: Unlined Height: 12" Length: 19" Depth: 5.5" Handle drop: 7.5"

Thoughtfully designed and ethically made in Mexico.

Founder & Designer, Leah Niswonger created L E A H, a California based lifestyle brand for plus size women. Created out of love and passion, Leah is making up her own rules when it comes to fashion and designs what she wants to wear, an elevated product that is accessible and well designed with a California-cool, casual bohemian vibe.

For generations, Guerrero's artisans have been weaving palm leaves into baskets, bags, and hats. They have preserved the art of bringing this material to life through ancestral technique, and they carry on the traditions boiling, dying, hand-braiding, and sewing the palm leaves into works of art. It can take years for artisans to master their technique, and each artisan can hand weave 1 to 2 baskets a day.