Getting Crabby is a Good Thing
For years Sea Bags has offered our custom tote program for customers to create a personalized look. During that time, we noticed that several folks incorporated the image of a crab on their special bags. For a while we have wanted to add a crab to our creature collection that includes whale tales, lobster claws and swordfish. And the timing was right for this spring.
We wanted our crab to be different and without the typical jagged points. It took several tries to get this one correct. A variety of concepts were shared but it wasn’t until this design, with softer lines, appeared we knew we had found our newest, sideway walking crustacean friend.
Our crab is blue (royal blue, actually) but, for the biologists (or Marylanders) among us, it is not meant to be a blue crab. It is not a fiddle crab either. Even though a closer look reveals the larger, right pincher and even though the fiddle crab moves its smaller claw from ground to mouth during feeding so it looks as if the animal were playing the larger claw like a fiddle, any resemblance is strictly coincidental. Believe me.
Crabs prefer semi-tropic waters so we don’t encounter many of them here in Maine. But our design is kept general and is offered as a symbol of great strength and power in gripping and holding. It is also a great graphic for those people born under the zodiac sign, Cancer.
Our lobster claw debuted a couple of years ago and has been well received as a quintessential symbol of Maine ever since. Now we are pleased to add the crab design to our spring collection.