Moroccan Leather Cactus Backpack

$175.00 inc. GST

Moroccan Leather Cactus Backpack

– This unique Handbag is made of Cactus Silk and high-grade

soft leather from one of the oldest working tanneries in the world.

Has 2 long leather adjustable shoulder straps.

Dimensions approx (H) 35cm (W) 25cm (D) 15cm

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Moroccan Leather Cactus Backpack

This unique backpack is made of Cactus cloth and  high-grade

soft leather from one of the oldest working tanneries in the world.

We hand source each and every bag

looking for aesthetic appeal, quality, and functionality.

Our artisans are masters in the field of their craft and deliver products that will last a lifetime.

Morocco, situated in North Africa is known for its high-quality arts and crafts.

It is there we draw great inspiration for made to order pieces and know that

the end product will always be amazing.

Our Moroccan backpack speaks of ancient traditions that span back thousands of years,

within them ancient stories to tell of lands that once held kings and queens

and nomadic peoples that traveled distances on camels and roamed the desert

living in tents sipping on mint tea.

Cactus Fibre

These stunning backpacks are created by painstakingly

pounding down agave cacti’s to separate the fibres that are then

hand woven into cushions.

Each bag is hand-dyed using natural vegetable dyes.

With stunning patterns of distinctive Moroccan allure,

the Sabra collection offers an evocative feast for the senses,

providing texture and colour.

To create these cushion backpacks,

the leaves from the Saharan agave cactus are harvested, hammered

and then soaked to release the fibres. Next, these fibres are hand-spun

using traditional techniques to make cactus silk.

Vegetable dyes are utilised to create vibrant colours,

making this product 100% natural. The silk is then combined

with camel wool and handwoven on a loom to create cactus silk rugs.

These are then turned into beautiful .backpacks

Care instructions

Do not spot clean as the liquid will affect the colour, the natural

vegetable dyes and may cause the colour to run or transfer to other materials.

We recommend a fabric spray protector to be used.

Morocco leather

(also known as Levant, the French Maroquin,

or German Saffian from Safi, a Moroccan town famous for leather) is a soft,

pliable form of leather widely used for gloves and the uppers of ladies’

shoes and men’s low cut shoes, but traditionally associated with

bookbindings, wallets, linings for fine luggage, and the like.

Originally Morocco leather was imported to Europe from Morocco,

and from the late 16th century it was valued in luxury bookbindings in

Western countries because of its strength and because it showed off the gilding.

It was also used in the Islamic world from an earlier date.

However, Morocco was often not the original source of leather.

Some of the highest quality Morocco leather, usually goat skin,

used in bookbinding was sourced from Northern Nigeria 

The finest grades of Morocco leather are goatskin

 but by the late 19th

century other skins often were substituted in practice, particularly sheepskin

and split calfskin. For example, French Morocco is a variety made of sheepskin.

The tanning process varied widely, but the traditional tanning material was sumac.

The traditional tanning process was skilled and elaborate; according to the application,

the preparation either would aim for a carefully smoothed finish or would bring

up the grain in various patterns such as straight-grained, pebble-grained, or in particular,

in a bird’s-eye pattern. Morocco leather is practically always dyed, traditionally

most often red or black, but green, brown or other colors also were available,

and in modern times there is no special constraint on color.







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