NAVA Apparel’s ‘Khoisan’ Tote Handbag in texas black leather has a multicolour tribal design cotton weave on the front. The interior of the handbag is lined with an original South African Shweshwe fabric for strength and style. The handbag has a durable nylon zip at the top which can be closed to secure all your personal belongings with another zip pocket inside for smaller items. All NAVA Apparel bags are handmade by highly skilled, local South African craftswomen, to whom we pay fair trade wages.
‘Khoisan‘ is a unifying name for two tribes of Southern Africa, who share physical and putative linguistic characteristics distinct from the Bantu majority. Culturally, the Khoisan are divided into the foraging San, or Bushmen, and the pastoral Khoi, or more specifically Khoikhoi. Previously known as Hottentots. The San include the indigenous inhabitants of Southern Africa before the southward Bantu migrations from Central and East Africa reached their region, which led to the Bantu populations displacing the Khoi and San to become the predominant inhabitants of Southern Africa. The distinct origin of the Khoi is debated. Over time, some Khoi abandoned pastoralism and adopted the hunter-gatherer economy of the San, probably due to a drying climate, and are now considered San. Similarly, the Bantu Damara people who migrated south later abandoned agriculture and adopted the Khoi economy. Large Khoisan populations remain in the Kalahari Desert.