About the print:
African rivers are deadly not only because of the creatures that live in them but also because of the strong and powerful gods that rule them. With lots of flowing lines that mimic the currents, this design pays respect to one of the greatest life givers and takers in Africa.
Screen-printed design by Diana Ejaita.
How they are made:
This piece is a combination of cement packaging paper that has been fused to heavy-duty canvas to create form and strength in the material, and organic hemp canvas in black. The outside has been sprayed with Nano-liquid glass that makes it water resistant*.
The inside is lined with black medium weight cotton. There are two large open pockets and a 25cm waterproof zip pocket which is a must for toiletries. The base of the bag is reinforced with a removable covered board base.
The bag closes with a two-way zip so you can easily lock it and open it fully when you arrive at your destination. Press studs on either side of the zip give you the option of clipping them down to make the bag a bit smaller. All metal fittings are coated brass.
The strap is long, adjustable and, thanks to the partial fabric covering, comfortable on your shoulder. If you prefer to carry the bag with two handles, all you have to do is unclip the strap.
*It must always be remembered that Wren products made from paper and should not be left with water on the surface for an extended period of time.
**Like any fabric or paper product, a knife or scissors will most likely cut. It is best to keep the bag away from sharp objects that could cause damage.