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Leather handbag, 'Nocturnal Flower'

Item # 51346
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A nocturnal symphony hosts a florid display in a black leather handbag by Eduardo Alcalá. He tools the imagery with expert precision, showcasing the beauty of Mexico's inspiring flora. The bag closes with a zipper and features a small pocket inside.

Please note color and size may differ due to the natural origin of the materials used in the crafting of this bag. Made in Mexico.

  • Features a zipper closure
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Size may vary slightly
  • Bag:
       11.5" H x 11.5" W x 3.0" D
       0.6" W x 25.0" H
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Leather with iron fixtures
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Eduardo Alcala

"My name is Eduardo Alcala, and I began to work with tooled leather in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, where I am from. I made saddles, linings, pants, etc. Then I made shoes and dressage. One day my wife asked me to make her a coin purse, and when the people at the workshop saw what I had done, they liked it and asked if could do it in a larger size. That's how I began making bags.

"Amongst the challenges I have had to face, I am proud to say that I have been able to support my family. Even though this is a beautiful profession and the results are equally beautiful, it is also a difficult profession because sometimes people would rather buy from intermediaries than directly from the person who made the item. This unfortunately affects the artisan, because we earn a lot less than we should.

"I would like to see my type of work preserved, and I also want to show it to the whole wide world. It would give a great sense of satisfaction to know that my work is recognized and admired throughout the world.

"I would like to assure customers that my products are entirely crafted by hand, with quality materials, which makes each piece a work of art. Since I make each piece by hand from leather, there can be slight imperfections, which should not be regarded as defects, but rather as a testimony to the authenticity of the material and the hand-crafted process."

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