We love this new item! It can serve as home decor or use as a purse. It's 100% handwoven by artisans in Michoacan, Mexico. This is an eco friendly item as it is made out of a natural fiber called "chuspata" a plant that grows around bodies of water specially near lakes in this case it grows near lake Patzcuaro in Mexico. Chuspata is a type of "cattail" (english) Artisans gather this plant, dry it out and then moisten it slightly to give it flexibility so artisans can handle it better and crate beautiful woven masterpieces.