Large Leather Satchel Handbag Hand Painted North African
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
Here is a hand painted leather satchel handbag which was most likely purchased in North Africa. I cannot be certain but the hand painted detail is very much like Hausa leather work. This is a large sized satchel purse. I believe these are made of goat leather, very smooth finish. The aqua colored leather trim is actually appliqued leather pieces which are stitched to the bag. It is fully lined in a brown cotton and has one large interior pocket which snaps shut on each side.
Measurements are 13 7/8 inches at this widest at the bottom. 7 1/8 inches on the side and 10 inches in height. 7 inches at the top when it is opened. It has what appears to be either a silver of silver plated catch with a lock and three keys. The keys are stamped Made In China.
A beautiful satchel handbag, very well made with beautiful design.