Soft, supple leather inside and out – these bags were made in Mexico and probably picked up by vacationers who used them very little, if at all, after their trip. Both have vintage hardware, but the designs – especially on the left-hand purse – are more modern.
On the right, we see a traditional floral/cactus pattern similar to those made in the western United States while the left-hand one has a farm worker pictured and, on the back, the Mayan calendar.
What I like best about these handbags, whether made in the ’40’s or the ’80’s is that they are 100% hand-made and usually the workmanship and quality of the leather are excellent. Plus, they are SO distinctive and unusual . . . . . . . . . . always a priority for me.
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER BAGS FROM MEXICO – CIRCA 1960′S – 1980′S – Magicvintagespy
I was always fascinated by tooled leather when I was a kid. Very nice.
Wouldn’t you love to see an artisan at work on one of those to know a little about how it’s done? Such a mystery . . . . . . . .
BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER BAGS FROM MEXICO – CIRCA 1960’S – 1980’S – Magicvintagespy