This is a sarat which is rectangular shaped parcel used for carrying and storing items. It is carried by the hand. The necessary material required for making this bag include sisal and leather. The two pieces of sisal are joined together by the leather rim which covers all sides of the bag. One side is designed with parallel lines on its front. It is a study dependable bag which is used by married women.However anyone is entitled to its usage.


  • Title: Sisal Bag
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Sisal Bag
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Sarat
  • Community: Rendille
  • Collection Date: 1978-11-08
  • Collected By: Colvin

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