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 Here are some small leather bags that I build using my braided leather construction. Most all of my purses and handbags are made using moccasin cowhide leather that is about 4 ounces thick. I can usually make these bags about any size that someone would like. 
 small leather handbags and purses 
 This 'barrel bag' is about 7" long and has a 5" diameter with a zipper across the top of it. It has two handles with short tassels hanging from the ends of them. It has a pocket on each end of it.
 This small Black bag is about 7" long by 4" high and has a zipper across the top of it. It has a 4 strand round braided strap that has long tassels hanging from the ends of it. It has a small circle applique braided to the side of it.
purses and hanbags made with braided leather
small leather handbags and purses custom made and handmade with braiding - made in the USA using American made leathers
 These two small leather purses are completely braided. One is about 7" high by 4" wide ...and the other is about 7" wide by 4" high. Both have 4 strand braided shoulder straps with tassels on their ends.
small leather handbags and purses made with braidwork
 I make many variations of these small leather handbags. They do have to be large enough for me to work from the inside of them - that's about the size of a check book. Depending on what the buyer wants, I use either a 4 or 8 strand braid for the handles/straps that can be made most any length. 
 This Chestnut zippered braided bag is about 9" long and has a 5" diameter. It has an 8 strand round braided shoulder strap with short tassels on the ends of it. It has a braided circle applique on the side of it.
 I've been informally calling these bags my 'barrel bags'. Many of them have pockets on each end. Some have handles, others have shoulder straps. Some have different braided appliques. The braided shoulder straps, and the handles, can be made to any length. All of these bags have large brass zippers (#10 YKK). The cola cans in some of the pictures is for size reference.
 In this picture the clutch/handbag is set next to a cola can for size reference. All of it's seams are braided with 1/4" wide laces of the same leather that it is made with. The flap has an edge braid around it.
 This picture is of the bag with the flap flipped back shows the front pocket and the zipper that is under it.
 This picture angle shows how the back of the bag gathers to the front of it for dimension.
 This small leather clutch/handbag is about 9" wide and 6" high. It has a large brass zipper that is covered by a flap with a roll button closure. There is a pocket under the flap. At the request of the buyer, it has no handle/strap. 

 This braided Mahogany bag has a large brass zipper and is about 9" long by a 5" diameter. It has an 8 strand round braided shoulder strap with short tassels on the ends of it. There is a braided circle applique on the side of it.
 This small two-tone bag is about 9" long by 6" high. It has a zipper across the top of it. The long 8 strand braided shoulder strap has tassels hanging from the ends of it. There is (what I call) a 'tri-loop' applique braided to the side of it.
 It has a large brass zipper with a long strap on the tab/slider of it. There are pockets on each end of it. The two handles are an 8 strand round braid with short tassels on the ends.
 These two pictures are of the same Mahogany bag with one set next to a cola can for size reference. It's about 6" long and has a 5" diameter.
 Here is the same bag with a flap raised showing access to it.
 Here is another front view of the same bag - set beside a cola can for size reference.
 This is the front view of the double flapped bag.
 Here are three pictures of what I call a 'double flapped bag'. It has a long 4 strand braided strap with tassels on the ends of it. 
 Here is one of the many bags on this page that I call my 'barrel bags' - it is about 12" long and has a 6" diameter. The bag has a large brass zipper across the top of it. It's dark Brown bag with a Rust colored seam braided on each end of it. The 8 strand round braided strap is of four colors. 
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 purses and handbags 
  
 colors of leather 
braided leather vests that are custom and handmade in the USA using American made leathers
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com  
 or my ISP andlea@paulbunyan.net 
 Here is one of the many bags on this page that I call my 'barrel bags' - it is about 12" long and has a 6" diameter. The bag has a large brass zipper across the top of it. It's dark Brown bag with a Rust colored seam braided on each end of it. The 8 strand round braided strap is of four colors.
 This small Mahogany colored barrel bag has a large brass zipper and is about 7" long with a 5" diameter. It has two 8 strand round braided handles with long tassels hanging from the ends of them. On one side, between the handles, there is a braided circle applique.
 This Black barrel bag is about 9" long with a 5" diameter and has zipper across the top of it. It has a 4 strand round braided shoulder strap with long tassels hanging from the ends of it. It also has a very long strap of leather tied to the zipper tab/slide.
 This small Mahogany colored barrel bag has a large brass zipper and is about 7" long with a 5" diameter. It has two 8 strand round braided handles with short tassels hanging from the ends of them.
 This 'barrel bag' is about 7" long and has a 5" diameter with a zipper across the top of it. It has two handles with short tassels hanging from the ends of them. It has a pocket on each end of it. 
 These two pictures are of the same Mahogany bag with one set next to a cola can for size reference. It's about 6" long and has a 5" diameter. It has a large brass zipper with a long strap on the tab/slider of it. There are pockets on each end of it. The two handles are an 8 strand round braid with short tassels on the ends. 
 This braided Mahogany bag has a large brass zipper and is about 9" long by a 5" diameter. It has an 8 strand round braided shoulder strap with short tassels on the ends of it. There is a braided circle applique on the side of it. 
 This Chestnut zippered braided bag is about 9" long and is 5" in diameter. It has an 8 strand round braided shoulder strap with short tassels on the ends of it. It has a braided circle applique on the side of it. 
 This small Mahogany colored barrel bag has a large brass zipper and is about 7" long with a 5" diameter. It has two 8 strand round braided handles with long tassels hanging from the ends of them. On one side, between the handles, there is a braided circle applique. 
 This Black barrel bag is about 9" long with a 5" diameter and has zipper across the top of it. It has a 4 strand round braided shoulder strap with long tassels hanging from the ends of it. It also has a very long strap of leather tied to the zipper tab/slide. 
 This small Mahogany colored barrel bag has a large brass zipper and is about 7" long with a 5" diameter. It has two 8 strand round braided handles with short tassels hanging from the ends of them. 
 This small two-tone bag is about 9" long by 6" high. It has a zipper across the top of it. The long 8 strand braided shoulder strap has tassels hanging from the ends of it. There is (what I call) a 'tri-loop' applique braided to the side of it. 
 This small Black bag is about 7" long by 4" high and has a zipper across the top of it. It has a 4 strand round braided strap that has long tassels hanging from the ends of it. It has a small circle applique braided to the side of it.