What is in a bag? Not meaning the things that are put into one, but its material, fabrication, and in some cases, history. Redtail Air Adventures offers fine bags by Scully Leathers, a 110 year old company that made leather flight jackets and helmets for pilots in both world wars, and provided jackets and gloves for Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition. Commemorating their association with aviation, Scully’s soft and supple leather bags are lined with an airplane print fabric.
Historic ground transport is represented in Redtail’s large collection of Aztec Shiva bags. The vintage canvas in these bags is from fifty year old lorry (truck) covers, hand processed to give each bag a unique feel and character. The work is done by women in rural India; purchases of these bags support their effort to become self-reliant.
Redtail’s Park Hill leather bags are replicas of antique messenger bags and satchels. The bags are made of sturdy, beautifully tanned cowhide leather and attractively trimmed with buckles and straps.
Something Tuesday features totes and passport pouches in a vintage aviation print on light weight canvas.
All these bags and more can be found in Redtail Air Adventures at 23 N. Main. Open daily. 355-0889
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