The Kuba cloth is a one of a kind fabric which has its origin from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. ... The men weave the fabric from the Raffia fibers, while the women decorate the cloth by applying colorful tufts in various geometric designs. All the bags that we supply are handmade by artisans in Africa. They are not mass-produced and are not made in a factory. No two bags are ever exactly alike! This purse is a fabulous way to carry a cell phone plus a few small extra items. The long strap is a great length for this to be used as a cross body bag, holding your essentials while on the go!