"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." - Summer love Lotte Honoré. The material itself is the raffia. Raffia comes the Raphael palace which is most common in eastern Africa and in Madagascar. Palm's fruit is covered with a prominent dandruff. Under the skin of the leaves is a layer of bass cells, raffia-bast. The bast is used for weaving in, among others, Africa. The basket bags are produced in Texas and Mexico, respectively.