"Enzinma brought his goatskin bag from the far end of the hut... It was a deep bag and took almost the whole length of his arm."

Goatskin is a type of leather that comes from the skin of a goat. This material was commonly used during the Victorian era and is sometimes still used today. It was prized in earlier times because it is very durable and produces high quality goods. Many African products, such as gloves, rugs, boots, drumheads and bags, can be made out of goatskin.

Public DomainManamana - Credit: en:User:Malidirect