Every so often, I visit a farmers market located in central Tokyo. This fabulous bazaar boasts a vast selection of products: fruits, vegetables, homemade condiments, olive oils, baked goods -- and basket bags. This resident stall occupies a substantial space in the market, all of which is dedicated to the display of a superb collection of straw bags, sourced from all around the world.
This one here is from Madagascar. It is 100% natural, organic, and is constructed from the raffia palm that grows indigenously in that region. The bag’s shade of brown is slightly richer, darker in comparison to the lighter hues employed in the basket bags one ordinarily sees. The addition of mild yellow is a clever one: it instantly brightens and refreshens. It adds personality gently rather than overbearingly. In addition, the bag is sizable; it’s deep and expands, storing more than just bare essentials. It is slightly more narrow in the top than it is in the bottom, which prevents it from appearing banal and commonplace. This is so much more than just a beach bag.
Total length of bag -- 37 centimeters '
Top-center of strap to bag’s body -- 14 centimeters
Width of upper half -- 33 centimeters
Width of bottom half -- 40 centimeters
Width of base -- 16.5 centimeters
Caring instructions: As much as possible, avoid getting this bag soaking wet as it may alter its odor. If it does become wet, be sure to dry it out completely under sunlight. If you wish to have it cleaned, please do so professionally.
Featured in this look: L’heritage Linen Shirt, Rejina Pyo ‘Bailey’ Denim Trousers, Nagae+ ‘Tin Breath’ Bracelet, Faris ‘Portra’ Drops