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Leather - Cultural Bags

 

Colombian Leather Star Tote
Colombian Leather Star Tote
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Artisans in a woman-run leatherworking studio in Colombia create this roomy tote bag. The rich red leather is already as soft as your favorite broken-in pair of boots, and gains character with age. Embossed with a star motif inspired by celestial designs found throughout pre-Columbian art.


$125.00
$39.99
Cochabamba Leather Travel Bag
Cochabamba Leather Travel Bag
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Cattle ranching and leather-making have been important parts of the Bolivian economy since Jesuits introduced it during the Spanish Conquest. Each piece of this soft leather bag is hand-cut and assembled by skilled artisans in Cochabamba in central Bolivia, known as the Garden City because of its year-round springtime temperatures.


$228.00
Victoria Garden Hand-painted Leather Bag
Victoria Garden Hand-painted Leather Bag
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Members of the Basu family have been producing vibrant, hand-painted, collectible leather bags in their Kolkata studio for more than 20 years. Colorful flowers and butterflies, inspired by Kolkata’s formal Victoria Garden, decorate this soft and supple handbag. Part of the Anna by Anuschka collection, each is signed on the back. Features inner zip closure, inside zip pocket, two inside patch pockets, outside zip pocket, and outside slot pocket with magnetic clasp. Can be worn over the shoulder or across the body.


$149.00
Gudavi Hand-painted Leather Bag
Gudavi Hand-painted Leather Bag
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

India is home to more than 1,300 species of birds, from colorful kingfishers to graceful shore birds to the stately peacock. The fanciful bird on this supple leather handbag is inspired by the Common Kingfisher and the migrating birds that visit the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in the southwestern state of Karnataka.


$195.00
Colombian Leather Rosa Bag
Colombian Leather Rosa Bag
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Two traditional Colombian crafts come together in this classic leather bag: leatherwork and hammock weaving. In a small, woman-owned workshop in Colombia, pebbled russet leather is combined with a strip of hammock fabric woven by expert craftspeople. The result is a timeless tote that has plenty of room for your everyday essentials and then some. Zip closure. One inside slash pocket and one inside zip pocket.


$225.00
$59.99
Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag
Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag
(Based on 17 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

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.


$159.00
Oruro Leather Bag
Oruro Leather Bag
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags

Artisans in Bolivia's Oruro and Potosí communities craft this buttery-soft leather bag, combining pieces of traditional woven tapestry. Both towns grew up around local silver mines in the early 1600s, but today the region is known more for its crafts and festivals like the famous Carnaval de Oruro. The tapestries are created on horizontal looms, with the artisans making up the pattern as they go along. Craftspeople in nearby La Paz combine the weaving with supple leather to create a handsome everyday bag.


$89.00
$29.99
Mexican Woven Floral and Leather Bag
Mexican Woven Floral and Leather Bag
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The Maya women of Zinacantán, in southern Mexico’s highlands, are known for the huge embroidered flowers that dominate their traditional dress. Here, floral fabric originally used in Zinacantán shawls is paired with Guatemalan leatherwork in a sturdy bag. Reverses to a striped pattern, made by backstrap weaving, with very subtle sparkle. Inner and outer pockets; metal feet for support. The floral pattern may vary.


$175.00
Hand-painted Leather Peacock Tote
Hand-painted Leather Peacock Tote
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This soft leather tote is decorated with swirls and butterflies, as well as bright peacock feathers. Called mayura in Sanskrit, the peacock is found throughout Indian poetry and mythology. The Hindu god Krishna wears a peacock feather, and the god of war Murugan rides a peacock in battle. In the 1960s the peacock was officially designated as the national bird of India.


$185.00
Bolivian Manta and Leather Backpack
Bolivian Manta and Leather Backpack
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Cultural Bags
Using a centuries-old technique, Bolivian families weave mantas—woolen textiles in geometric patterns—for bedding and apparel. Today, artisans frame vintage and contemporary mantas in durable hand-tooled leather to give them new life in these travel-friendly bags. The chocolate brown leather strap can be worn over one shoulder or unzipped to wear as a backpack, and the sides unsnap to expand capacity. Fully lined, with side, back, and inside zip pockets. As each manta is unique, color and pattern may vary.
$149.00