Painted Leather Bag
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.
Members of the Basu family have been producing vibrant, hand painted, collectible leather bags in their adidas outlet Kolkata studio for more than 20 years. Part of the Anna by Anuschka collection, each is signed on the back. Features a zip closure, inside zip pocket, outside zip pocket, and cell phone pocket.
Members of the Basu family have been producing vibrant, adidas outlet 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, eac adidas outlet h 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.
Artisans in Bolivia’s Oruro and Potos 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.
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