A new red Delta tote is under construction. I like the wax print from Nigeria that I am using for lining. I’ve been doing some research on these wax prints and they have a complicated heritage, beginning in Indonesia. You can read about their connection with Africa and their emergence in modern fashion here and here. I bought this particular wax print–they come in three yard pieces–last year at the market in Kisumu. The bold graphics are so appealing and the colours work well inside the red Delta. This fabric is printed on both sides–an indication of its quality. Some of the imitations are printed on only one side.
Here are some other glimpses of the new tote. It has the ‘delta’ features but is also unique–this one has brass fittings. It should be finished by the end of the week.