Shoulder Tote in Dark Oak Waxed Canvas with Orange Big Dot Lining - Adjustable Strap Included
The ultimate shoulder bag. Beautiful and durable. This bag is made from water resistant waxed canvas. Great for fall outings! - 12" W x 11" T - Straps measure 28" in length with an 13" drop - Fully lined with 2 inside slip pockets and a business card pocket - 4 outside slip pockets - Detachable cross body strap lets you convert this double handled tote to a single strap shoulder bag or a cross body hip bag. - Reinforced seams - Closes with a magnetic snap - The last picture is to give you an idea of size. What is waxed canvas and why do I want a bag made from it? Waxed canvas, one of the oldest materials in the world and still used today, is a rare example of a fabric invention withstanding the test of time. Originating in Scotland, waxed canvas was created by rubbing linseed oil onto clothing. The result was a durable fabric that repelled water. The water repelling fabric rose in popularity by providing waterproof clothing to sailors at a time when the waterways ruled the world. The coated canvas was widely used for maritime purposes because, not only was it waterproof, but it was durable and light. The waterproof attribute of the fabric also made waxed canvas the fabric of choice for clothing the British Armed Forces during WWII resulting in Britain having the only military with waterproof clothing! Today, wax is not rubbed onto canvas but instead is produced with the oil imbedded into the canvas fibers, allowing the material to truly age gracefully. .