The ‘Mary’ handbag is constructed from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather, then hand sewn to create the strongest bond.

Fixed with solid brass hardware and handset copper rivets.

Two options of closure:

*Antique brass magnet

*Leather flap with solid brass stud

This leather will develop a unique patina over the months and years, gradually turning darker and softer.

H 18cm W 24cm D 8cm
Straps - 20mm wide, and 115cm long

Interior Pocket 16x14cm

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What is Veg Tan Leather?
The ancient craft of naturally tanning leather is complex and fascinating. Only natural materials such as leaves and husks are used to dye the leather, after which, each hide is hung for several weeks. This is compared to the globally dominant method of Chromium tanning, which reduces the process to a mere few days. Whilst certainly time-effective, it is important to me to try to avoid using chrome-tanned leather, as the vast use of chemicals in this process is very harmful to the environment, our waterways and oceans.

Apart from this being an ethical choice, it’s very much aesthetic and practical – veg-tan leather is beautiful, often displaying the history of life through scars and imperfections. The material will develop a wonderful patina unique to each owner and after years become a treasured object.

This item is made to order. Please allow up to a week for production and shipping out. 

All my items are shipped via the Royal Mail with their 'Track & Trace service'. You will receive a unique tracking number through which we can both check the progress of delivery.

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Jonathan Hyde