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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.


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
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (15)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Unique (9)
  • Good length (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • Travel (6)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (10), Classic style (8), Comfort-oriented (8), Stylish (6), Career (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

really am impressed

I liked the picture upon ordering although the picture does not do the purse justice. I was quite impressed at the quality of material, & the leather stamped areas were really attractive. It...Read complete review

I liked the picture upon ordering although the picture does not do the purse justice. I was quite impressed at the quality of material, & the leather stamped areas were really attractive. It will likely be in my purse holder longer than any other one. The depth is perfect and fits all my items. I believe an outside cell ph holder would benefit the purse - perhaps on the side. thanks its worth the price

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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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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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loved it.

          By Cara

          from Mississippi

          About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clasp

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Night Out

          Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

          I really love this purse! The first time I wore it I received lots of compliments.

          Some people have commented about a smell. Yes, there is a faint leather smell when you first get it, but just let it air out for a day or two and it goes away.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply beautiful

          By GC

          from Canada

          About Me Career

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clasp

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

          The smell takes a while to disapear. I guess it must be the oil finish that they apply to it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful

          By Elizabeth

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Night Out
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

            My everday companion. Very stylish. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP. The color of the leather varies and is very charming. Good leather and will wear well. I noticed comments about a smell.. mine had a bit. But nothing bad.. doesn't everthing you don't have smell strange when you finally get it? All it takes is just a bit of airing and to putting your life into it.. absolutly love this hand bad!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Very nice, BUT

            By Cap'nR

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Difficult To Clasp
            • too small

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

              Very pretty bag and well made, too. BUT, the closure is very difficult to use, the bag itself is a bit small and the inside pockt (zippered) is totally useless because it is so small and flat. I had bought it as a present, but I returned it rather than giving it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Stiff as a board

              By jody

              from philadelphia, pa

              About Me Classic, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Clasp
                • Too Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                  I knew this bag was not going to be made of ultra-soft leather, but I didn't expect to be able to stand on it and not have it bend or give at all. I usually use a bag smaller than this & can fit everything I need to carry in it, because the leather gives. I couldn't fit as much in this larger bag because of the stiffness.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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