The Amazon Large Basket
- Handmade iraca (natural fiber) palm
- Black ombre design
- Full grain 4-6oz leather
- Made in Colombia
- NOTE: Due to the natural coloring process of the iraca palm the colors may vary from image.
Each bag is 100% handmade in Colombia and unique in it's own way. Colors and patterns may vary slightly from photo.
Soraya's Note: Handmade by master artisans in the town of Sandona, our striking new baskets take up to 12 days to weave. Our Amazon basket is woven from the natural iraca fiber and later dyed giving a one of a kind ombre design. Finished at our workshop in downtown LA, we’ve combined artisanal techniques with modern leather touches for an overall exquisite piece.
Handle drop: 20cm/7.8inches
Kind To People and The Planet
Fair Trade And Sustainable Practices
By working closely with local craftsmen and women, Soraya provides a stable source of employment to over 40 Wayuu families, rejecting the fast fashion business model in favor of a more sustainable, environmentally responsible production process.SORAYA HENNESSY is committed to advancing the economic rights of indigenous women in Colombia and Venezuela. Through offering waged two times industry average for their art, Soraya empowers Wayuu women to become entrepreneurs themselves, as well as encouraging innovation and providing education and training to them and their families. Soraya also makes sure to meet with her artisans whenever she can, and knows the creator of each bag personally. She shuns faceless mass-production in favour of this fair-trade alternative approach, simultaneously supporting vulnerable Wayuu communities and raising awareness about sustainable practices. As all weaving is done by hand, in the home of the artisan without factories or machines, SORAYA HENNESSY champions responsible business practices that supports Wayuu people and the planet. We invite you take this craftsmanship journey with us, learn more HERE.