Bog cotton messenger bag
This original, Irish, hand-printed travel shoulder bag, designed and printed in my studio here in Kildare, celebrates bog cotton which flourishes in Ireland's wild, ever-changing peatlands in early summer.
In the old days, this wild flower was collected in the boglands and spun into cotton thread. Today, we appreciate its gentle, simple beauty and the memories it evokes of rural Ireland.
I took this original picture of bog cotton in the Bog of Allen, County Kildare, Ireland, and it is handprinted onto the high-quality fabric of this lightweight and versatile shoulder bag. Practical and beautiful, it makes a perfect gift for adventurers and nature lovers who appreciate Ireland's unspoilt landscape.