leather shoulder bags braided 
 
 made in the USA with leather tanned in the USA 
 The woman who ordered this Black bag (Joanne) was very pleased with it. Here is the text of the email (with her permission) she sent me about it. 

 Hi Dave - My beautiful bag just arrived and I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am with it.  It's perfect in every single way, and I can't believe how incredibly soft the leather is. I just added a comment to your guestbook, and am really speechless now!  It's by far the most beautiful bag I've ever owned, with my Sennit bag running a close second.  I just don't know what else to say...  Many, many thanks for the beautiful job you did!  I am so spoiled now.    :-)  joanne 
custom leather handbagshand made with braiding braiding - long braided leather shoulder straps
custom leather braided handbags and purses
 This large black leather shoulder bag is completely built with various leather braids using 1/4" wide laces. The double flaps have an edge braid, and the seams are done with an applique braid, the strap is an 8 strand round braid that has 8 long tassels that hang from each end of it.
 This picture shows a view of the bag with a flap raised for access.
 This picture of the bag shows the pleats in the bottom corners of this bag.
 This picture of the bag shows it with a flap raised for access.
 Two more pictures of one of these large shoulder bags. This one made with the Rust color 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather.
 This picture shows a view of the bag with a flap raised for access. 
 After using her bags for a while she emailed me and added: 

 Hi Dave -  I had to laugh to myself this weekend... my girlfriend and I were shopping at Macy's and I was waiting for her to make a purchase and wandering through the purse department. What freedom there is in knowing I finally have the most perfect handbags on the face of the earth!  I've had dozens and dozens of handbags, all different brands, and yours are the only ones I'll ever carry from here on out. I must admit I felt pretty SMUG walking through that department!    :-)  j 
custom made bags with long braided straps
 Two small handmade leather purses with long braided straps like ones I first made years ago.
 A front view of this multi colored leather purse.
 This is the same purse with the flaps flipped to the opposite side.
 Another look at the bag with the flaps raised.
 Here is a look with the flaps raised.
 Another look at the other side with the flaps raised.
 A close up picture to better show the different colors of this purse.
 All six of the pictures below are of the same bag - the flap is just flipped over to the opposite side. Excluding the strap, this bag is made with just two colors of leather - Mahogany and Rust. It looks like more than two colors because of the different grain and suede showing. Like the bag at the top of the page - it is about 13" wide, 10" high, and 5" across the bottom.  The 8 strand round braided strap is made with colors - 2 strands of Brown, Mahogany, Rust, and one strand of Chestnut and Cream. 
 The 8 strand round braided strap is made with four colors (2 strands of each) - from darkest to lightest they are Brown, Mahogany, Rust, and Chestnut. 

large double flapped leather bags with braided leather straps
 A front view of this handmade moccasin cowhide leather purse.
 A look at the purse with one flap raised for access.
 A bit different angle where you can better see the long tassels that hang from the 8 strand braided strap.
 Three views of this large Mahogany double flapped purse. 
small leather shoulder bags built using braided leather construction
 Here are two pictures of the same small version of this bag. It shows how flipping the flaps over offers a different look to the same bag. 
 And this view of the same bag has the Mahogany flap prominent.
 This picture shows the bag with the Rust colored flap prominent.
 small double flapped shoulder bags braided 
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com 
 and my ISP address 
 andlea@paulbunyan.net 
 
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 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 A picture of a bag with a coke can to help realize see the size of it.
 The first 'double flap' bags I ever made were like the two bags shown here. The style became quite popular and I started getting requests for larger ones of various sizes. I then developed patterns for three sizes and those are what I now mainly offer. 
 The two bags in this picture are like the ones I first made. Neither of them have pleats like the ones above. I usually made them both large enough to hold a personal size check book. The round braided leather straps on these bags are made with 4 strands. 

custom leather braided handbags and purses
  I've developed three sizes of this style - that I refer to as my 'double flapped bags'. The bags' seam is braided and has pleats in the bottom corners to add dimension. It has an 8 strand round braided strap with tassels hanging from its ends. 
  I really like them because they are built of 100% leather that is tanned/made in the USA. There is no hardware, no lining, no zipper, etc. - nor any thread is used. And, truly hand made - no electricity is used to build them. 

 small - 6" high with about a 10" opening. 
 medium - 7" high with about an 11" opening. 
 large - 9" high with about a 12" opening. 

 Without any additions, such as pockets or appliques, the base cost of these are $210, $230. and $250 respectively. 
 These bags are of the large size of this style. 
custom made bags with long braided straps
braided leather vests that are custom and handmade in the USA using American made leathers
 This picture of the bag shows the pleats in the bottom corners of this bag. 
 A picture of a bag with a coke can to help realize see the size of it. 
 Two more pictures of one of these large shoulder bags. This one made with the Rust color 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather. 
 This picture of the bag shows it with a flap raised for access. 
custom leather braided handbags and purses
small leather shoulder bags built using braided leather construction
 This space is for the medium size of this style, but, I haven't yet founds pictures of one. When I find some, or when I get an order for one, I will surely get some pictures to publish here. 
small leather shoulder bags built using braided leather construction
small leather shoulder bags built using braided leather construction
small leather shoulder bags built using braided leather construction
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