NAVA Apparel’s ‘Xhosa’ Travel Bag in diesel toffee leather has a multi colour tribal design cotton weave on the front and back. The interior of the bag is lined with an original South African shweshwe fabric for strength and style. The travel bag is fitted with a durable nylon zip, leather strap and brass buckle to securely close the bag, as well as a smaller zip pocket inside for your personal belongings. The travel bag also has as an adjustable leather strap for your comfort as a carry on with antique brass fittings and base studs to protect the bottom. This travel bag has been designed as a perfect weekender bag that just fits the necessary. All NAVA Apparel bags are handmade by local South African craftswomen.
‘Xhosa’ is a Bantu ethnic tribe of Southern Africa living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. The Xhosa people are divided into several tribes with related yet distinct heritages. The main tribes are the Mpondo, Mpondomise, Bomvana, Xesibe, and Thembu. In addition, the Bhaca and Mfengu have adopted the Xhosa language. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader called uXhosa. There is also a fringe theory that, prior to that, the name xhosa came from a word meaning “fierce” or “angry” in some San language. The Xhosa refer to themselves as the amaXhosa, and to their language as isiXhosa. Presently approximately 8 million Xhosa are distributed across the country, and the Xhosa language is South Africa’s second-most-populous home language, after Zulu, to which Xhosa is closely related.