This Sling Bag ‘Black Gold Nguni’ Texas Black Leather is made from a 100% South African Cow Leather with a Black Nguni Cowhide section inserted on the front, which has a Gold Metallic speckled effect. The interior of the Sling Bag is lined with an original South African Shweshwe fabric for strength and style. The Sling Bag is designed to limit theft with it’s unique fold over design and durable nylon zip to secure all your personal belongings inside with 2 magnetic clips to keep in place. There is also another zip pocket at the back for smaller items. All bags are handmade by local South African craftswomen.
Nguni hides have become a very sort after home decor accessory throughout the world. The Nguni cattle originate from the hills of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and Nguni cattle get their name from the different tribes of Southern Africa. These cattle have been past down from generation to generation of traditional Africans and is the traditional way to tell the wealth of a tribe or tribesman. The Nguni skins are found with a combination of different black, brown and white patterns and no two will ever be the same. The marking on a Nguni hides is the same as a fingerprint is to a human and the traditional Zulu’s are able to tell his cattle by these patterns.
Shweshwe is a printed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim or tartan of South Africa. Shweshwe is traditionally used to make dresses, skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing. Shweshwe clothing is traditionally worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and married Sotho women. Xhosa women have also incorporated the fabric into their traditional ochre-coloured blanket clothing. Aside from traditional wear, shweshwe is used in contemporary South African fashion design for women and men from all ethnic groups, as well as for making accessories and upholstery. It is also used in the United States as a quilting fabric.
- 100% Genuine Cow Leather Product
- Black Nguni Cowhide with Gold Metallic Effect Front
- Texas Black Leather Back
- South African Shweshwe Lining Inside
- Durable Nylon Zips
- Zip Pocket at the Back
- Magnetic Clips
- Length 29cm x Height 22cm x Width 3cm
- Handmade in South Africa
IMPORTANT STOCK NOTICE:
We make every effort to have stock on hand of all the leather collection items, however with the current climate stock has been low due to lower demand. Please note that if your chosen item or design is not available there will be a 2-3 week delay while it is produced. Believe us... It's worth the wait!