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Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag

$175.00

Price: $175.00

Item#:1076175

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Craftspeople working in the traditions of rural Bolivian villages merge colonial-influenced designs with indigenous leatherworking skills to create this handsome bag. Working at a studio in La Paz, they hand-tool intricate designs into the thick, natural leather. One inside zip pocket and one flat pocket under the flap.


Please note: The artisan-tanned leather of our Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag may vary in color. Please see the alternate images above for examples.


Leather. Handcrafted in Bolivia. 9 3/4"W x 9 1/2"H x 3"D. Adjustable strap, 52" total length with holes every 3"; 25" drop.


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Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag
 
4.1

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (17)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Stylish (15)
  • Unique (11)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (18)
  • Travel (6)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (12), Practical (12), Comfort-oriented (10), Stylish (7), Career (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

update on smell!

I would like to update my previous review. The smell of the bag has faded. I let it air out for about 2 weeks and wiped down the inside a few times with...Read complete review

I would like to update my previous review. The smell of the bag has faded. I let it air out for about 2 weeks and wiped down the inside a few times with Febreeze. I am now using the bag everyday and really like it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great bag! Beware of colour variations..

It really is a nice bag; well crafted and large enough to hold my everyday things without being too large. I'm 6ft tall and sometimes have a hard time finding bags with long enough...Read complete review

It really is a nice bag; well crafted and large enough to hold my everyday things without being too large. I'm 6ft tall and sometimes have a hard time finding bags with long enough straps - this one adjusts perfectly.
My one disappointment was in the colour variation -- I expected some variations (it is hand crafted, after all) but some of the leather pieces in my bag were much lighter (more sand coloured), not the dark brown as pictured. It still looks very nice, but it wasn't the "look" I was expecting.
I kept the bag since it does look good (the different coloured pieces work harmoniously; they are not patchy looking). I do really like the bag and use it everyday. I gave it 3 stars due to the colour variation.

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3.0

Not for me

By Digger Bob

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Too Big And Too Heavy
    • Too Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

      Not user-friendly. Would be difficult to access during travel. I have returned it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      horrible smell

      By priceless

      from Pleasanton, TX

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Very Stiff With A Strong

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

          This product is not worth the money. It smells like oil, very nauseating. Also the leather is very stiff like you are carrying a saddle.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beautiful purse!

          By tlp521

          from rochester ny

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

            I use the purse every day. I keep my glasses and cell phone in the external side pocket under the flap. The strap can be extended so it can be used as a cross body which is how I use it. The workmanship and leather are top notch. It reminds me of a bag I had in the 1970 s that I loved too. I will buy more items from NG now that I see the quality of this bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent gift

            By gurinder

            from kitchener

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

              looks unique

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Great gift for my wife

              By Good husband

              from Montgomery Village, MD

              About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Good Quality
              • Stylish
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Too Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Office

              Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

              Great product. My wife likes it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful Bag

              By Veronica

              from California

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Stylish
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                Beautiful and well-made. You won't find a handbag like this at a department store. It looks like something you found during a treasure hunt from one of your travels. The color is darker than pictured, so expect some color variance. It has an adjustable strap that can be worn cross-bodied or on the shoulder. Yes, it does have a strong petroleum based odor, which I believe may be from finishing or dying agents. I couldn't wait to use it and didn't want to wait weeks or months for the odor to naturally air out, so I tackled the odor by wiping the entire bag down with leather cleaner and polish. I then stuffed and wrapped it with wrapping tissue, heavily spritzed with perfume, then stored it in a hat box for one week. The bag absorbed the scent from the perfume and I can no longer detect the original odor. Problem solved. I enjoy using my bag!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love that bag!

                By Kerstin

                from UK

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Unique
                • USEFUL

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                  It's perfect

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I'm so happy with this beautiful handbag

                  By Suze

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Simply Wonderful

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Glad I Found It
                  • Good Quality
                  • Stylish
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Formal Occasions
                  • Night Out
                  • Office
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                  Beautiful work, need belt to match!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Gorgeous bag!

                  By Judy the traveler

                  from Goshen, Ct.

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Stylish
                  • Unique
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                    Everyday bag, quality workmanship, stylish
                    Have had MANY compliments on this bag!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I absolutely love this bag.

                    By Pursilla

                    from Vancouver, B.C.

                    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful
                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Stylish
                    • Unique
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Night Out
                      • Office
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                      I read the comments about smell and stiffness but I found no disappointment at all with this bag. It is just what I hoped it would be. I have been looking for a bag like this for ages. It is a beauty.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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