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João Carlos Silva

João Carlos Silva

Leather handbags and backpacks in Brazil

"Thinking back to my childhood days, I realised that crafting leather goods has always been present in my life. My uncles produced all sorts of leather… as well as musical instruments…."

"In 1975, fate dealt me a lucky hand and I became an artisan. I had just left my post in the petrol industry when my neighbour invited me to help him craft leather bags. At the beginning I only sold... read more

40 items by João Carlos Silva

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Starz79

From Atlanta, Georgia

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03/27/2022

"Nice Leather"

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Very nice craftsmanship and I always get questions about it.

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Mark B.

From Yuma, Arizona

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02/27/2022

"My first backpack"

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I am a high school chemistry teacher and I have never owned a backpack. I use a messenger back and I thought it was time to try something new. I searched through many backpacks on Novica and finally decided on this one. I am so glad I did. It is simply gorgeous and the leather is so soft. When my wife say it, she fell in love with it. She will probably be asking me to get one for her. I cant wait to start bringing it to school. My students are going to be so envious when they see this. Extremely pleased with this purchase.

Purchased Item:

Brazilian Beige, Multi-pocket leather backpack

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Emcee Gee

From Chicago, Illinois

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01/30/2022

"Not sure how I lived without this."

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Absolutely perfect bag. Great design, great workmanship, an excellent traveling piece. Thank you!

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Janet

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01/28/2022

"Very well designed -- good quality leather. Great size for small person"

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The Mysterious Traveler backpack is well designed to use as a small brief case or day pack. And its *just* the right size to fit comfortably--and be snug against my back. Im 54 and often a backpack will be too big to fit well, so this is an important point for someone small. Adjustable straps make it fine for someone larger. The currant color leather is very nice, tho I found the leather a bit harsh to the touch. Novicas excellent customer service said its top quality leather that would soften with use. But that I could exchange it for the black leather version. I did request the exchange, and the black leather is soft from the start. A new design element in the black version is a bright plaid lining that--compared to the original dark lining--makes it easy to find things in the pack. This sturdy backpack will serve me well for a long time. Thank you João Carlos Silva!

Best Uses

  • Small brief case to hold papers, gear
  • Small briefcase for papers, personal supplies, small laptop

Purchased Item:

Mysterious Traveler in Currant, Handcrafted Adjustable Mahogany Leather Backpack from Brazil

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Susan

From United States

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11/05/2021

"Great Purse"

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Lots of room for all the stuff I have to carry around. Very soft leather and I can adjust the strap

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Chocolate Secrets, Leather Shoulder Bag from Brazil

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James

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10/30/2021

"Fantastic quality!"

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Soft, but thick, heavy duty leather. Perfect for under seat on plane.

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