Thoughtfully updated with timeless black detailing, our popular basket bag style - the Penny, is the crowning adornment for any occasion. The Penny is best hand-carried and shown off with its short, woven handles and smaller basket tote design.
Artisans from Guerrero, Mexico handcraft the Penny tote using sustainable, organic materials like locally harvested palm straw and natural vegetable dyes to create the linear black pattern.
Each handmade bag is unique and may have small imperfections or vary in size and color. All Leah products are responsibly sourced and ethically crafted.
Size: 15" Length x 8 Height x 4.5"Depth. Handle Drop 5.5"
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.