Tanbark Octopus Tote

Item No. S002592
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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. 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. This dramatic tote features an artful illustration of one of the most mysterious creatures of the sea. Inside you'll find a hidden surprise: a creative print inspired by Charles Darwin's handwritten notes from The Origin of Species. It's a fitting match for a tote rich with history. Printed on recycled sails. [Please note: slight variations in color may exist due to the rarity of tanbark sail.]


  • Top clasp
  • Hand-spliced hemp rope handles
  • Machine wash, line dry


  • Medium: 14"h x 5.5"w x 14"l

Handcrafted from recycled sails on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, USA

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