This gorgeous, genuine Australian leather embroidered sling bag features colourful pink, sky blue and purple butterflies on an off-white background. It is functional, well made and well designed. The leather is soft and supple, the fittings sturdy and durable, the whole bag is lined, has three pockets, an adjustable and removable strap, and a zip fastener.
Behind the front panel’s pair of butterflies, French language script is embroidered in a flowing cursive font. To be honest, I haven’t completely translated it, but the words ‘l’amour’ (‘love’) and ‘papillon’ (‘butterfly’) feature prominently.
The bag can be worn over the shoulder, or across the body, left or right, front or back. Its shiny purple webbing strap has lots of adjustment from 64cm/25” to 127cm/50” approx. That strap is strong and of an excellent quality which is comfortable to wear. It also has a snap fittings which allow the strap to be removed from the bag.
The strap attaches at the lower back of the bag to a D which slides along another strap extending across the bag. This lets the bag balance nicely when worn cross body or over the shoulder.
The bag itself measures approx 20cm/8” in height, 15cm/6” in width and is 5cm/2” deep. That is, the front and rear panels measure 20cm/8” by 15cm/6” and the bag is 5cm/2” ‘thick’.
The substantial metal fittings are anodized in rainbow tones which complement the butterfly colour scheme. That means all the exterior fittings- the zipper and its pull, the D’s and strap adjusting hardware are all colourful and shiny.
On the back of the bag is a pocket with an angled opening, lined in cerulean blue cotton which matches the butterfly embroidery. The interior of the bag features two pockets, both lined with the same blue cotton. One of these has a zipper closure, in a colour which matches the cotton fabric lining.
Black leather forms a rectangular base which extends up the sides of the bag. This helps to keep the bag looking tidy, and it can be stood on the base to look inside the interior.
The entire bag was created from scratch by Lorraine Wiseman. Many years of experience in textile art, plus a lot of planning, thought and care have gone into this bag, to make it long lasting and really useful.
Shipping- I use Australia Post and usually send out parcels within 24 hours, except on weekends, when the local post office is closed. Shipping to the US/UK should take about a week to ten days, but unfortunately shipping delays can happen sometimes. Parcels sent to most destinations (including the US) will have a tracking number so buyers can check on their parcel’s progress online. Where possible, I’m using priority shipping etc. for the most reliable delivery.
Australians- I’m presently using Express shipping within Australia to do my best to get parcels delivered as fast as possible.
If you would like another sling bag, perhaps in a different colour scheme, please contact us- we’re always delighted to fulfill custom orders and commissions. There is a contact form below, or there are more details on our Contact page.
This bag is also listed in our etsy shop.
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