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This bag is made entirely from the fibers of one of the rarest trees on earth. The African Baobab. I bought it new 50 years ago in a small gallery in the SF bay area. The label described how native tribes people would split the production with women collecting and chewing the fibers to soften them while the men used colored clay to dye them. The actual weaving could take weeks to finish, which was said to be so closely knit as to hold water. The natural hide tabs show the primitive nature of this piece. Today there are virtually none of these for sale anywhere. I have done an extensive search to verify this. Similar bags are made by the thousands using Sisal fiber which is an Agave Cactus. The 1st two images are the of the bag I am offering, and the third is a modern example made of Sisal. This is certainly a wonderful addition for someone who collects or values ethnic woven art-forms. Asking $225.00 or best offer. Call 503-368-3214