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Oak, burgundy or reddish brown handbag. Indian Leather Handbag. Handmade, hand embossed women's handbag. Indian leather purse. Artikrti.
India is known the world over for its quality leather products and is the second largest producer of leather products in the world. Some of the fashion brands across the world that source their leather products from India are: Armani, Coach, Guess, Harrods, Hush Puppies, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Marks & Spencer, Nautica, Next, Nike, Cole Haan, Pierre Cardin, Prada, Reebok, Salamander, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Yves St. Laurent, Zara, Timberland.
Here is what a customer who bought another of Artikrti's leather handbags has to say of the bag:
"This purse is AWESOME! Very well made and stunning in appearance. I have had many compliments on the purse."
This burgundy or dark tan colored handbag is made from environment friendly, vegetable tanned leather from Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, South India. And since the style features designs that are hand embossed, the type of leather is not the thin, chemically tanned & softened and supple type but one that has a thickness and firmness which allows for that hand embossing. This hand embossing is a traditional, hand done process which is painstaking and done inch by inch. Once the embossing is done, the leather is cut as per the design and hand stitched to give you this exotic finished piece. A labor of love that could take an artisan two days to finish.
A central zip compartment opens into the one spacious bag that can take all your 'looking glamourous' stuff, your iPhone, keys, wallet and then some. A side zip pocket to hold any loose change. And longish straps for that cool low slung look on the shoulder or for that stylish, jaunty swing as you hold the handle by your fist.
Designer chic & glam, the ethnic way
VEGETABLE TANNING: As opposed to chemical tanning, this process uses natural extracts from tree bark like chestnut & oak and is labor intensive and time consuming. The process from raw hide to tanned leather takes nearly 60 days. Hence, vegetable tanned leather tends to be more expensive but is totally environment friendly and ages very well.
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India’s textile & fabric traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and his dedication to his craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan
Artikrti’s [meaning 'artistic creations'] mission is to take the fascinating kaleidoscope that is India and get the world outside to experience it. And add a stroke of beauty that’s different, to each woman’s life- to her personal beauty and her home.
Thank you for dropping by. In true Indian tradition, we hope your visit to Artikrti was a pleasurable one and we do hope to see you again in the future.
You may find our Facebook page interesting. It is about "Inviting India"- all things that make up the enchanting land. http://www.facebook.com/Artikrti
The fine print:
Color: Oak finish/Dark burgundy/dark reddish brown
Measures 8 1/2" length by 4.0" width by 7" height.
Colors may vary from the digital photograph above
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