Jolene Vintage Tote
The Jolene Vintage Tote is lightweight, flexible, and durable. The tote is made of palm leaves and has hand-braided handles with a brass closure. These bags are individually handcrafted with all-natural palm leaf by artisans in Guerro, Mexico, in a fair trade environment. Each bag is unique and may vary in size and color and have small imperfections.
Details: Hand-woven palm leaf
Hand-woven palm leaf handles
Unlined Height: 11" Width: 15" Depth: 5.5" Handle drop: 11.5"
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.