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We're very excited to bring back tanbark bags. We find very few of these used sails, and it has taken over five years to gather a supply of tanbark large enough to create a new collection. We not only used the prized sail to craft this duffel, we harvested the original brass hardware that was attached to make an interior key fob. In the days when only natural materials were available to make sails, sail makers would dip sails in a tanning solution made from tree bark. The process helped protect them from the environment and, as a by-product, stained the sails a distinctive red-brown color. Today, it's no longer necessary to use tanning methods on synthetic fabric, but some boaters love the vintage look. We think it really sets our duffel apart. Please note: slight variations in color may exist due to the rarity of tanbark sail.
Handcrafted from recycled sail cloth on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, USA
- Black hand-spliced rope handles
- Antique brass hardware salvaged from recycled sails
- Spot clean only