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Leather Sling with Pre-Hispanic Bird Motifs from Peru, "Pre-Hispanic Birds"

Inspired by the iconography of the pre-Hispanic Moche, Chimu, and Inca cultures, Peruvian artisan Berardo Santos creates this beautiful and... more

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Inspired by the iconography of the pre-Hispanic Moche, Chimu, and Inca cultures, Peruvian artisan Berardo Santos creates this beautiful and awe-evoking sling. Crafted from leather, the simple sling features pre-Hispanic bird motifs that are carefully tooled by hand into the material. On the backside, a ceremonial tumi ax is depicted. The bag's flap opens with a belt buckle closure, revealing an unlined interior with a faux leather open pocket on one side. This accessory drapes over one shoulder on an adjustable strap.

  • 0.88 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • Bag: 34 cm H x 27 cm W x 8 cm D
  • Bag: 13.5" H x 10.75" W x 3.1" D
  • Strap(s): 130 cm min L - x 155 cm max L x 2.5 cm W
  • Strap(s): 51" min L - x 61" max L x 1" W
  • Drop length: 57 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
  • Drop length: 22.5" min L - x 27.5" max L

  • Leather, brass fixtures; polyester synthetic leather pocket
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Features a belt buckle closure
  • Genuine leather may naturally show subtle marks, scratches or wrinkles
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Not lined
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Made in Peru
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
  • Product ID: 362320
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Brenda

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Dec 16, 2021

Art to carry”

The detail on this wonderfully crafted leather sling is amazing. Its large enough to use as an overnight bag. Just Beautiful!

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SilverWear

From New Mexico

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Oct 22, 2022

Very poor design. Strap which is NOT adjustable and it is way too long...”

I was really, really hoping to like this messenger bag. But the leather is extremely (and I mean extremely) stiff. Definitely not soft leather. But the major problem is that the strap is so unnecessarily long that the bag is essentially unusable. The strap is 60 inches long. That is a five foot shoulder strap! And it is NOT adjustable. Seriously? The bag is only a few inches off the ground when it is on my shoulder and it is very cumbersome. Unless you are seven feet tall, I would NOT buy this. The only way I can use this is if I take it to a shoemaker and pay and have the strap shortened. But I dont know if I will do that since the leather is so stiff. I am extremely, extremely disappointed. This was a total waste of money. I wish I had not bought this. Novica should talk to the artist and have him redesign the strap. The current strap design is a total FAIL. I recommend that you buy something else.

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  • NONE!

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L Christian

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Jul 11, 2022

My mother had a bag like this in the fifties!”

And then it become my bag! I was thrilled to find a replacement on Novica.

Best Uses
  • Any time, anywhere

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Elaine

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Jun 26, 2022

A Handbag With Ancient Symbols, a Must!”

When I saw this handbag with the pre-Hispanic symbols, I knew that I wanted one. Then when I looked at the close views of the workmanship, I was sold. When I received the handbag, I knew that I had made a great choice. The leather tooling is outstanding and the bag is very well made. The shoulder strap is very long so I will probably have it shortened by a leather craftsman from my area. I havent decided yet.

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Pam

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Mar 04, 2022

Excellent tool design”

Great craftsmanship, I am pleasantly impressed with how nice this purse is. I just need to shorten the strap.

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Karoline

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Feb 23, 2022

Everything I wanted”

I had a bag very similar to this one when I was in high school and college. It was beautiful!! Someone stole it. I was heart broken. When I found this on the site I was giddy happy! Being sick and tired of the poor quality of items on the market now I pulled the trigger and bought this beautiful bag!!! It is built to last. Im 63 now and this will be my last.

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