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Leather Tote Handbag - African Rainbow
Leather in a rainbow of colors distinguishes this roomy shoulder bag. Handcrafted by Ghana's Connie Dejong, the tote features four inner pockets for storing small items. It opens with a magnetic snap, and is lined with a colorful cotton African print.
The lining print can vary due to the fabrics available in the local market.
- Leather. Cotton lining
- 0.88 kg
- Bag: 30 cm H x 53 cm W x 14 cm D
- Strap(s): 48 cm L x 3 cm W
- Drop length: 24 cm from strap to bag
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Connie Dejong
Country: Central America
"I am a designer born in 1973. My friends describe me as a dancer, singer and storyteller. I always laugh at myself.
"I became interested in leatherwork while studying ethnomusicology. I enjoy working in different materials, using my hands to create joy. I learned from a number of teachers and mentors. Although I teach others, mastering my art is a continuous learning process.
"My family helps me, but I do the designing myself and my favorite part is combining materials. I enjoy adapting to new ones. I am working in a sustainable design center that has a training center for artists and we teach skills to people with physical disabilities.
"I get inspiration from nature and sharing creative ideas with other people. I hope to establish a center for sustainable and creative design for all of Africa based in Accra.""