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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
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (14)
  • Good quality (13)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Unique (8)
  • Good length (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • Travel (6)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (10), Comfort-oriented (8), Classic style (7), Stylish (6), Career (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), 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

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

            (3 of 4 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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just What I Expected!

                By WiseGuy Quilts

                from Rehoboth Beach, DE

                About Me Practical Male, Trend setter

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Good Quality
                • Stylish
                • Unique
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Office
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Bolivian Tooled Leather Bag:

                  Replaced my Europen style leather carryall with this bag. It is super! Doesn't smell like some have said. Just the wonderful smell of hard thick leather. Use it everyday to carry wallet, meds, pens, check books and cell phone. Better than having a big bulge in my back pants pocket.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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