NAVA Apparel’s ‘Xhosa’ Sling Bag in diesel toffee leather has a multi colour tribal design cotton weave on the back which folds over the front top half of the bag. The interior of the sling bag is lined with an original South African shweshwe fabric for strength and style. The sling bag is designed to limit theft and therefor has a durable nylon zip and antique brass snap hook to secure all your personal belongings once folded. This folding over and locking design helps prevent someone digging through your bag whilst unaware. There is also another smaller zip pocket at the back for smaller items. 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.