Before the automobile, travel in the arid regions of this country was by horse and camel, in strings that were drawn out behind a lead rider. The soft pad of a dromedary foot on sand or the clomp of a horses' hoof were often the only accompaniment to the slosh of water in a can and the creak and shift of leather on beast over long hours of travel. Case has been inspired by the ubiquitous prospectors map case and realised using the vocabulary and materials of saddlery.
A full grain bridle leather has been employed in combination with saddlers hardware to produce a bag of high function and durability, predominantly hand stitched using hand-rolled linen thread. A traditional strap and staple closure affords security between destinations and a simplicity of function on arrival.
Case is a classic rigid concertina briefcase that will fit your papers, laptop and lunch. It has internal pockets for your phone, wallet and documents.
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: Bridle leather (vegetable tanned 2.5mm thick)
Internal pockets Kangaroo leather (vegetable tanned)
Hardware: solid copper saddlers' rivets and solid brass standup staples and D rings*
Other: bamboo timber (reinforcement)
jute rope (handle reinforcement)
380 x 330 x 260mm
*Optional: Shoulder strap with D-ring bag attachment
Care instructions available on request