Until the 1970's it was common in Australia to see a white canvas water bag slung from the radiator grille of cars in the bush. These were made from flax, the rough cousin of linen – a tough and when wet – watertight fabric. Such bags were the inspiration for the forms and materiality of Carry. Made from the same flax loomed fifty years ago when its predecessor and muse was in commercial production in this country.

Carry is a medium volume carryall with two internal pockets.


Each bag is handmade to order by James B Young in his Alice Springs workshop. Please allow up to 6 weeks for the delivery of your bag from the time of purchase.

Outer: Kangaroo leather, flax
Internal pockets Kangaroo leather
Hardware: solid copper saddlers' rivets and solid brass conway buckles, D rings, sailmakers eyelets and Sam Brownes
Lining: pigskin
Other: jute rope handles

380 x 280 x 150mm

Care instructions available on request

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