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unique leather handbags custom and handmade with this unique style of leather braiding
unique handbags custom and handmade using braided leather
unique leather handbags braided
unique leather handbags custom braided
unique leather handbags handmade
 unique leather handbags 
 custom and handmade 
 I encourage you to check out these other pages and to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 The cost of the large unique leather handbag is $325.00. The cost of the smaller version is $290. 
 These three pictures of this bag are quite old. While there is no difference in how I currently make this style, it would be best not to request this color. 
 This one has my tri-loop applique braided on a pocket. 
unique leather handbags custom and handmade with this unique style of leather braiding
unique leather handbags that are custom made and handmade with a western style of leather braiding
andersonleather.com home page of Anderson Leather Braiding in Bemidji, Minnesota USA
unique leather handbags with large brass zippers
unique leather handbags that are similar, but, made in two different sizes
unique leather handbags with braided straps
 These unique leather handbags are constructed with full grain 4 oz. moccasin cowhide. 1/4" wide laces, cut from the same material, is used for the various braids they're constructed with. The large brass (YKK #10) zippers are hand sewn using 5 ply nylon thread. It has 8 strand round braided straps. There are two quite large pockets on the two sides/ends of it. 
 Holley custom ordered this bag and requested that I use three colors - Mahogany, Black, and Pearl. She also encouraged me to mix it up a bit, hence, is what you see. While it doesn't really stand out, the straps are of all three colors, but, they are not braided exactly like each other. Same for the bags' seams, they're of the same two colors, yet, braided differently. 

 Here is what she had to say about it. 
Dave,
I LOVE IT. It is perfect: exactly what I wanted. Perfect size. Perfect colors. Perfect fit. Outstanding quality. You did an incredible job. I could not be happier. This is, by far, the best purchase I have made in a really long time. The bag is beautiful and, without a doubt, worth every penny. I hope you took some pictures of it to add to your portfolio. I am so pleased with your work. Congratulations on an exemplary job and THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing something almost no one can...give me exactly what I want. I am so impressed. Holley 
 The two pictures below are of the same high contrast two toned bag. 


 This 'unique leather handbag' was built with my dark Brown and Mahogany leathers. 
 The straps are made with an eight strand round braid. This person wanted this same circle applique on both sides/pockets. 
 These two bags were for the same person. 
 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 
 Above are pictures of the two sizes that I have built this style. It is kind of tricky relating just how big these are - they are quite large. Check the large one next to the coffee pot in the picture below. 
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 The larger one has about a 14.5" long zipper and is about 8.5 inches high. The width (where the end pockets are) is 6". 

 The smaller one has about a 12" long zipper and is about 6.5 inches high. The width (where the end pockets are) is 6". 

 The volume (length x height x width) of the large one is about 510 cubic inches. The smaller one is about 310 cubic inches. Calculating the volume of a purse that you have might help. 
 All of the bags below these wide bars are pictures of the smaller size of this style. 
 The one at the right is stuffed with a rather large bath towel. I laid the 18" ruler in front of it for help better realizing it's size. 

 A unique leather handbag with an 'infinity hearts' applique on one of the pockets.
 Here the bag is spread as for access with a nice view of the straps and the 14.5" zipper.
 Here the bag is set by a can of cola to help show the size of it.
 This unique leather handbag was custom ordered by a guy for his wife. It was requested to have an 'infinity hearts' applique on it ...like his wife was familiar with. 
 Using my Rust colored full grain moccasin cowhide leather, The first picture shows the bag folded with the applique on the pocket. The second picture is a good look of it spread for access, with a nice view of the straps and the 14.5" zipper. In the third picture, it is set next to a can of coke to help show the size of it.