These are exquisitely sewn, hand-embroidered and beaded using traditional Bedouin designs. They were made within sight of St. Catherine's Monastery in the town of St. Katherine, Sinai, Egypt. The profits from the sale of these items will be used to pay for the beginning of the translation for the Sinai Synaxarion, on behalf of St. Catherine's, from Greek into English. Laser cut and engraved strap adapters are available to adjust these for children's use, if desired. They include an engraved sketch of the monastery taken from a medieval book in the monastery museum, and the AK (Agios Katerina) monastery monogram. These backpacks required 20 hours of hand-labor to produce and materials needed to be transported from 7+ hours away in Cairo.
There is only one backpack for each design.