Leather handbags

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Handbags and leather bags have been around for many centuries. Nowadays, there are leather bags and handbags in an infinite number of variations. For bags and handbags, the leather of almost all animal species is processed and every known leather processing method is used.


Brands of bag manufacturers

Handbags are available from the finest brands and therefore the range of prices is high. Often the most expensive brands are copied and sold as fakes on the black market.


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Originals and ......

 

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fakes......

 

Design of leather handbags

There are infinite possibilities for designing leather handbags. The design is defined by the processed types of leather, by the form and by motifs on leather.


Forms of leather handbags

The variation in the form of handbags has no limits.


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Large variety of shapes of www.mygretchen.com.

 

Motifs on leather

Motifs on leather can be created by embossing. But leather can also be painted, perforated, embroidered or decorated with buttons or other decorations.


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Handbags provided with a beautiful embossing (left from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany)

 

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Very old handbags from Japan provided with an embossing, painted and covered with decorations (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

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Very old handbags provided with an embossing and partly also painted (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany)

 

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Very old handbags, probably deformed with moisture and heat. Another theory: The leather is coated with a kind of glue and shaped with a special sliding method (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

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Very old handbags. The grain of a special type of coral shark leather is exceptional (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany)

 

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Patent leather handbag.

 

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Gold leather handbag. - Handbag of metallic leather.

 

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Carved handbag from Mexico. - Hedgehog handbag with fine cutting work from Moscow.

 

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Beautiful leather handbags handmade by Selestudio.

 

Leather of various animal species

For bags and handbags, the leather of different animal species is used.


Cane toad leather

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Cane toad leather with inbuilt head with glass eyes approximately from 1930 (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

Alligator

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Alligator leather approximately from 1940 (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany). - Alligator handbag with inbuilt head from the 50s.

 

Crocodile leather

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An unusual crocodile handbag. - The whole animal has been processed (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

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Handbag with crocodile head on the front. Of India, late 50s to early 60s.

 

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Bumbag from the crocodile-paw (Goldpfeil 1954). - Handbag handles from the crocodile feet. - Crocodile head on crocodile handbag. Seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach.

 

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Crocodile bag with polished armour as normally only done with stingray leather (from www.pfeiffer-leder-mode.de).

 

Lizard leather

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Lizard leather - Lizard leather approximately from 1930 (all from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

Iguana

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Iguana leather handbag with complete head.

 

Waran

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Waran leather from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen in Germany. - Right from the collection of the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach.

 

Cobra leather

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Cobra leather handbags (bag 2 and 3 from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen in Germany).

 

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Cobra leather has a distinctive mark.

 

Turtle and Pirarucu

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Handbag of turtle skin seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach and handbag made of the skin of the Amazon fish Pirarucu from www.mygretchen.com.

 

Python leather

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Python leather handbags (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen - Germany).

 

Carp leather and water buffalo leather

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Water buffalo leather handbag (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen in Germany) and carp leather handbag manufactured by www.ledermanufaktur.com.

 

Sealskin

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Walrus leather - Sealskin from the collection of the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach.

 

Moray eel leather and stingray leather

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Moray eel leather and stingray leather (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen in Germany).

 

Rumen leather

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Handbag with fish leather and main surface with rumen leather (from the collection of Ms. Ursula Kayser from Göttingen in Germany). - Right from the collection of the DLM - German Leather Museum in Offenbach.

 

Ostrich leather

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Ostrich leather handbag and shoes of Artestruz Mallorca.

 

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Beautiful craftsmanship: Ostrich leather handbag of www.lederkunst.com.

 

Armadillo leather

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Handbag made of armadillo leather.

 

Camel leather

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Handbag mad of camel leather.

 

Handbags lining

Even the lining of handbags can be made of leather. In such cases, soft and thin goatskin, lamb napa or pigskin is used.


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Lining made of goatskin. - Lining of a snakeskin handbag. Upper part lamb napa and lower part pigskin.

 

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Videos about the production of leather bags

A beautiful video about the artisanal production of a handbag.


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Additional information


Detailed instructions for cleaning, repair and maintenance of leather handbags

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