Because the bag is small, it is very light to sling over one's shoulder - just exactly what I wanted. This bag has lovely hand stitched embroidery. It is attractive and nicely constructed. The clasp works well & will not come undone by itself. However, the pointed bottom of the wooden portion of the clasp is very sharp. Caution needs to be used when inserting the clasp so that the fabric is not torn. Also, if one has small children, I would advise sanding the pointed bottom to make it less sharp.