Mphamvu – Palm Leaf Pannier Pair
Palm Leaf Panniers are perfect when you’re dedicated to giving up the car, doing all your shopping by bike or want to look the part for your picnic in the park!
We’ve worked hard with basket makers in Malawi to develop these unique and clever palm leaf panniers and we think they’re the bees-knees.
Designed to attach with your own preferred straps, a traditional leather buckle, recycled inner tube buckles, or a nylon quick release. You can securely and easily attach these panniers to the rear carrier of your bike. The handles safely retract into the basket so they cannot get caught in your spokes. When you arrive, you can unstrap, pull up the handles and you’re good to shop, take your laptop into work, or frolic in a meadow with your tasty picnic!
Each basket measures 33cm high x 38cm long x 16cm wide (but measurements will vary slightly as they are all made by hand). Each buckle hole on the rear is 4cm wide and there is 18 cm between the holes. Each strand of sustainably harvested palm leaf is careful woven together to make this basket one of the strongest you’ll find. It’s not waterproof and therefore you’ll want to take care with it in the rain. However we’ve tested it with the odd light shower, it dries out fine but you won’t want to leave it outside on your Elephant Bike in all weathers.
Traditional leather-look buckles available to purchase separately and very soon we’ll be launching bespoke recycled inner tube buckles!