Tote Handbag ‘Black Gold Nguni’ Texas Black Leather
- 100% Genuine Cow Leather Product
- Texas Black Leather
- Nguni Cowhide with Gold Metallic Effect Front
- South African Shweshwe Lining Inside
- Durable Nylon Zips
- Zip Pocket Inside
- Height 35cm x Length 28cm x Width 16cm
- Handmade in South Africa
This ‘Black Gold Nguni’ Handbag is made from a 100% South African Texas Black Cow Leather with a Nguni Cowhide section inserted on the front, which has a Gold Metallic speckled effect. The Interior of the Handbag is lined with an original South African Shweshwe fabric inside for strength and style. The Handbag is fitted with a durable nylon zip at the top which can be closed to secure all your personal belongings with another nylon zip pocket inside for smaller items. All NAVA Apparel 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.