I stumbled upon a research paper written a few years ago by a peace corp volunteer who was working with a different community of the same people that I am. She was also passionate about the bags they made, focusing on the relationship that they have with the plants they use to make them.
I have tried to contact the author but I cannot find a valid email. If any of you would like to learn more about the plants and the culture that come together to create these art pieces, read this research paper. It is long but it is real.