Bornal is a traditional shoulder bag usually made in hard canvas. It is a simple bag, part of the outfit of the day-by-day life of countryside workers like cowboys, fisherman, farmworkers’, etc. History says, that the Brazilian famous leader of the Cangaço, Virgulino Lampião, used to carry 3 or 4 bornais neatly made by him around his torso in all his ventures. Maybe because of Lampião, Bornais in Brazil became a symbol of the expeditioners. They are usually made simply consisting of a single compartment to allow easy access to its contents. These contents can vary from tools, horse gear, and sometimes the food for the day.
In our days, you can find Bornais made by small producers that sell in local farm supplies stores in the small towns in the countryside, typically in the state of Minas Gerais.
We fell in love with this wonderful and practical purse, and thought that you might like it too.