These bags are inspired by the everlasting impression plaid has had on Africa. One of the earliest traces of plaid in West Africa dates as far back as the 17th century and is a product of British colonialism. The “lungi” or “madras” was a plaid fabric worn in south India that made its way, through trade, to southeastern Nigeria where it became known as “george” to the Igbo tribe and “injiri” to the Kalabari people. It became a prized cultural heirloom to both peoples.
Our George Bags come in two different colors and are made with recycled plastics and adorned with cowrie shell flowers. Handwoven in Guatemala.