A couple of weeks ago I met Virginia del Giudice at Maria Robledo’s house. Virginia is a long-time Improvised Life reader, photographer and co-owner of La Percalina, a shop that sells very fine vintage clothes in Buenos Aires whose stained fabric fix Improvised Life posted recently. That evening, she presented me with the most lovely gift: a net bag made by Kichi indians in the north of Argentina. She said: “When I read your post about these king of bags, I decided you should have this one.” And what I beauty it is, made with natural fibers and dyes; I did not want to put it down. Something made me drape it around my neck and loop it like a scarf so I could wear it: A suprising, impromptu use of a beautiful neg bag:
…In addition to the usual uses like carrying a books, wallet or the meyer lemons you found at the market.
… It IS the perfect traveling bag for it rolls up very compactly:
We haven’t found a source to this exact bag, but are sure that ones as beautiful as this are to be found once you have your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, we found that there are many tutorials on the internet for making your own, like this one at Instructables and a more visually-appealing one from The International Guild of Knot Tyers (we hadn’t realized that net bags are all about knot-tying):