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Handcrafted Colonial Leather Sling Handbag from Peru, "Fairy Dance"

Designed by Peruvian artisan Berardo Santos, this shoulder bag is handcrafted of... more

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Designed by Peruvian artisan Berardo Santos, this shoulder bag is handcrafted of leather in the style of colonial handicrafts, its brown surface accentuated with embossed designs. It drapes over the shoulder on an adjustable strap. A snap closure opens to reveal a simple unlined interior with a pocket on one side.

  • 0.63 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • Bag: 23 cm H x 30 cm W x 9 cm D
  • Bag: 9" H x 11.75" W x 3.5" D
  • Strap(s): 70 cm min L - x 135 cm max L x 2.5 cm W
  • Strap(s): 27.5" min L - x 53" max L x 1" W
  • Drop length: 30 cm min L - x 60 cm max L
  • Drop length: 11.75" min L - x 23.5" max L

  • Leather
  • Features a snap closure
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Genuine leather may naturally show subtle marks, scratches or wrinkles
  • Not lined
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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"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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Fairy Dance, Handcrafted Colonial Leather Sling Handbag from Peru

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"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.

Best Uses

  • NONE!

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L Christian

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"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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"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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"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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"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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