I think I need to take a photography class and get a better camera! The photo of this bag just doesn’t do it justice…The handmade, braided leather tote with python trim is a bag that took my breath away when I saw it. My girlfriends here felt the same way! Each piece of leather is cut by hand and then braided into this pattern. Not brown, not black, it is the perfect color to wear with everything and in every season!
The bag is lightweight, and even has python trim inside! A python cell phone pocket and superior hardware make this bag so special. One would expect to pay at least $2,500 for this bag in a store, and it would be worth it. The price is a fraction of that…..It is a caliber of Bottega Veneta, but a one of a kind bag made by an elderly leather craftsman here in Tuscany. It must go to someone who will love it as much as I do!
Chia is having a great time as usual, and loves the small piazza across the street from our apartment. One whole wall about a block long is covered with star jasmine in bloom. This is almost as lovely as the braided tote bag!