Handmade carry and store cross-body leather bag for yerba mate accessories
Hand made bag to keep thermos with hot water, mate gourd and 1-2 containers for yerba mate or sugar.
Isn’t it just beautiful?
A standout hand-made leather workmanship of this messenger-type bag amazes with high-end engraving, embossing and carving techniques, thoughtfully applied to the natural material, telling the story of South American culture and traditional artisan crafts.
The bag is amazingly durable due to the full-grain aniline buff leather of 8 oz thickness. It has natural rugged look and sealing finish, soft to touch, tanned to the joy of an eye. The adjustable strap with brass center bar buckles allows comfortable wear either on your shoulder or cross the body.
The shape of a flattened bucket of carefully selected parameters, alongside the detachable top clinched to the strap, makes two perfect compartments for storage. All parts of the bag are neatly put together with rivets, glue and stitches: the cross one of leather lace and the running one of waxed thick cotton thread. Indeed, every little element only adds to the wonderful design of this item, and all of them put together make a real work of art!
The inside of the bag is split into two compartments of the same size – enough to settle a thermos flask, a gourd, a bombilla and a container for yerba mate, or other items you may consider worth storing and carrying. The inside vertical bar is made of finely finished plywood glued to the walls of the bag and riveted for extra strength. The top of the bar is covered with a stripe of hide to prevent cuts and splinters.
There is no lining on the inside of the walls, just the natural fluffy texture of the leather. Looks minimalistic, but authentic to the artisan tradition.
A handy addition to your yerba mate paraphernalia to be used as a carry bag or to store essential apparel. A very rare item on the market, that will become a surprise present for mate ritual practitioners, admirers of South-American culture and all people collecting beautiful accessories. At the same, time it is practical and durable, ready to supply a gaucho on a long-distance trip.