Sling bags are the new rage, the new fad. Sling backs come in various sizes and include one long adjustable strap that is hung straight on a shoulder or diagonally across the chest. Sling bags seem to be a very modern trend but they also have a splendid history attached to them. Sling bags were used as ‘messenger bags’ back in the remote times. These messenger bags were used to carry mails and goods by messengers such as messengers on foot in the ancient times, postal workers, bicycle couriers and so on. Going even further back in history, bags that resembled sling bags were used in ancient Egypt to carry valuables such as money, food, water and precious jewels and stones. In the Mughal era, noble women and Queens carried these bags made of gold textured cloth and embellished with pearls. All of these had a strings/straps attached to them that were held in the same way as the modern day sling bags. These bags are usually inexpensive but have also evolved into a different category of designer bags.In India, the traditional sling bags are usually referred to as ‘jholas’ by the women. These bags have rich, exquisite and intricate Rajasthani and Gujarati designs and are beautifully embroidered embellished with stone, beads or mirror-work. These bags also have motifs and patchwork including, animals such as elephants and camels, flowers, peacock and other birds. The size of the sling bag varies depending on the design, purpose and usage of the bag. At FleAffair, you get a variety of, an amalgamation of Indian and Western sling bags at affordable prices.