Shawl, sarong, serape—every language has a word for those all-purpose textiles that serve as both fashion and protection, as blankets, baby carriers, or bedding. In Bolivia, these multipurpose textiles are called mantas. Here the handwoven wool fabric is framed in leather trim and paired with rich suede in an everyday tote with an Andean accent.
My wool and suede tote is not only perfect for my needs but very handsome! Many people have commented on it — I use it as a purse, it’s big enough to hold a book and I love it. Gretl Mulder
I absolutely love this pause. Then why is the rating NOT a 5? Because for 2 weeks I had to keep this purse on my screened in porch so that the absolutely horrific oder which was applied to the purse would dissipate. Was not even sure if the stuff was safe to breathe. Otherwise, the purse is perfect...condition, size, quality, etc. Ten years ago I saw the exact item in a shop in Lima Peru for $40.00. Should have bought it then. I was so happy to see that your catalogue offered it.
Everything about this tote is superlative, including its packing & arrival date. I LOVE it!
I’ve been looking for a new badger everyday for a long time, & fell in love with this one right away. I can report that the materials & workmanship are of high quality & it’s equally attractive in person as it is online or in the catalog. For me the problem is that the depth of the bag is a bit narrow or shallow. All methinks fit, if configured very specifically, and there was no “inside” room to search or re-arrange. Just a bit too tight. I reluctantly returned it. If dimensions not an issue for you, then do seriously consider.