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Backpack Basket with Leather Trim
Backpack Basket with Leather Trim
Backpack Basket with Leather Trim
Backpack Basket with Leather Trim
Backpack Basket with Leather Trim
Medina Mercantile

Backpack Basket with Leather Trim

Regular price $72.00 $0.00 Unit price per
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Be the cutest shopper at the market with this beautiful backpack basket. People will stop you and ask you where you got your basket. We guarantee it. 

Experience the perfect blend of simplicity and elegance with this leather trimmed backpack, crafted from sturdy palm leaves and finished with leather trimming. This limited edition backpack is perfect for your everyday needs, whether it's a trip to the farmer's market, a bike ride around town, or a weekend getaway. The spacious interior and adjustable leather straps make it comfortable and practical to carry.

Each backpack is handmade and unique, with slight variations in size and appearance adding to its charm. The approximate dimensions of the backpack are 15 inches in height and 20 inches in width at the top. Don't miss out on this timeless piece that is both functional and fashionable!


  • Made in Morocco and imported by a family run business since the 1970's
  • Made from palm leaves and leather, with light metal closures
  • Straps are hand sewn in place to ensure no cuts into the material which helps them be more sturdy and last longer
  • Dimensions are approximate as each basket is handmade. Most fit these dimensions: 15" tall x 20" wide at top opening

Meet the Makers

30 years ago, John Wilson opened his first store in D.C., one of the first in the city to offer unique, handmade clothing, textiles, jewelry and artifacts imported from fine craftspeople around the world.  In 1994, Medina Mercantile began exclusively wholesaling, importing baskets, artifacts and clothing from Morocco.  

For three generations Medina has sought out only products that meet their eye for design and their ethical stand on production.  They believe in supporting work and production that keeps families and communities intact, and that allows the highest percentage of purchase price to go directly to the artisans.

The market totes and baskets are produced in Morocco, handwoven by artisans and rural farmers as a second income.  Each weave is particular to different regions in Morocco, based on tradition and available materials-- palm market baskets are traditional to the dryer regions of the country, such as Marrakesh, while the northern regions produce the flat weave water reed totes.  Medina's supplier, after living for many years in Norway as a shopkeeper, returned to Morocco where he travels throughout the country to find baskets that are then finished in work shops in Marrakesh with leather the focus of supporting traditional craftspeople and rural farmers, contributing to keeping rural economies viable.