March 1, 1896
Drums resounding from the hillsides overlooking the massive valley.
Horsemen shouting their indignant battle cries of “zeraf, zeraf” (forward with courage!).
With a battle against the foreign invaders looming, the Ethiopian cavalry soldiers say their final goodbyes to their families. Their wives have steadfastly packed their food, the traditional cotton gabis (handwoven blankets), and water for what will be one of the defining moments of modern Ethiopian history.
The Indica Weekender bag remebers this historic moment. Spacious enough to carry all the essentials for any adventure and versatile enough for the harshest conditions, Indica pays tribute to the legacy of Adwa.