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Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag

$178.00

Price: $178.00

Item# :1076175

Qty: Available, ready to ship.





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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (20)
  • Good quality (20)
  • Stylish (16)
  • Unique (13)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (21)
  • Travel (7)
  • Dates / night out (6)
  • Office (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (14), Classic style (13), Comfort-oriented (11), Stylish (7), Career (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

beautiful purse!

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very disappointed

By Annie

from 11968

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Clasp
  • Too Heavy

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

I was very disappointed. Leather is hard and stiff quality of this item is good .color is different a lot different. Mine verry dark.dose not look two toned . Hard to open and close. MAY be good for a safari. But not for me . It scuffs. Will look old in time . I will send it back.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy !

By Will_ee

from Kamloops, B.C.

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Quality
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

    I had been eyeing this purse for my wife for awhile now. I got it for her as a surprise gift and she couldn't be more happier with it. It is genuine quality that will last a lifetime. Not to mention very stylish.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Truly beautiful

    By Lhasa

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Eclectic, Likes The Unique

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Excellent Design
    • Finely Crafted
    • Good Quality
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

        I was very happy with this purchase. The craftsmanship is exceptional and it is extremely sturdy. I now use this as my go to purse for most days because I know it can take the wear and will actually look even better if slightly worn! Unless something catastrophic occurs, this bag will last a life-time and stay beautiful forever, as with most things of true quality. I looked
        at several tooled bags and thought this one was very tastefully done....ornate but not too. Truly lovely.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful, solid bag. I absolutely love it!

        By Just Jean

        from Topeka, KS

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Night Out
          • Office
          • Travel

          Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

          Unlike some other reviewers, I encountered no offensive "chemical" smell. When I removed it from the shipping plastic, it smelled like good leather. It did need cleaning and conditioning, but I do this of all my leather goods. I expect this bag to last for years and will possibly be the last handbag I ever need to buy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                  (6 of 6 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

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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