"I found these wonderful woven straw bags at a craft market in San Francisco. I immediately fell in love with this little family company Nipomo, and I share this joy with you now. Perfect for sun and summer." - Lotte Honoré. The material itself is raffia. Raffia is a natural and sustainable fiber made out of Raffia Palm Tree which are found in eastern Africa and in Madagascar. Products made with raffia are strong and carry a relaxed look. Nipomo basket bags are produced in Texas and Mexico, are handmade and extremely beautiful.