This attractive messenger bag was crafted in Columbia of black and brown leather. An adjustable canvas shoulder strap tops this roomy and handy messenger bag with functional style.
Color options: Brown/ black
Style: Messenger bag
Exterior: Two-toned body and flap
Entry: Flap-over top
Hardware: Metal shoulder attachments
Single canvas shoulder strap
Exterior pockets: One (1) front pocket
Interior pockets: One (1) back zipper
Made in Columbia
11.5 inches high x 13.75 inches wide x 1 inch deep
Story Behind the Art: Rosa Ariza is known to many as 'Dona Rosa' because she is a leader and role model for all the women of her very poor and violent neighborhood. Without finishing high school she started working for a leather company in Colombia. Her first job was to clean, but she quickly advanced to working on quality control and after 12 years was responsible for a complete production line. The company unfortunately failed, but out of hardship came renewed strength and perseverance. In 2002, she started her own workshop, beginning with just herself but rapidly expanding. In 2007 Sapia found her and immediately began a partnership with some products made for domestic market and others for export. The quality, and commitment of Rosa has been the key to be able to growth the sales.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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I love this bag! As mentioned in other reviews, and the description, the colors are definitely different. What looks brown really reflects the name (honey) more accurately. The leather is more suede or nubuck-like, and susceptible to stains from water, so keep that in mind If you want something that's not going change character with use as easily. One could probably find a suede protector and spray that on. I will likely do that before I get too much use out of it, just to be safe.
Overall I really like it though. It fits my needs perfectly. It's a little funky, roomy without being too heavy, and I can toss in extra work-related tools (pad, measuring tape, glasses, etc.) as needed.
Loved it when I took it out of the box- leather was great. Unfortunately I got caught in the rain. The bag looks AWFUL now- the leather, esp. The brown is now rough and " mealy " feeling and in appearance! What a shame for a bag that's a week old:(
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
I ordered this bag and can't wait to receive it, but there were some reviews commenting on the leather being damaged by water. o you recommend a particular treatment or protection for the leather upon receiving it? I was thinking a suede weather proofing spray...mira324 on Aug 25, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This QuestionThere are no answers to this question yet, be the first to answer it.
How does the bag smell? I ordered a pair of boots once and the smell of chemicals was so bad I had to return them. A friend said maybe the smell comes from the merchandise being shipped from China and they have to spray something on it to kill anything that might want to hitch a ride. Thanksm0mma on Jul 10, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello m0mma, so far we have not had any reviewers complaining about an odor for this bag, This bag has mostly positive reviews. Thank you for checking with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 14, 2014
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