Brown leather foldover clutch bag with indigo mud cloth; handmade in Africa by Chameleon Goods

Bele Bele Ba Brown Leather Foldover Clutch

Regular price 109.00 USD Sale

A beautiful section of indigo mud cloth and soft brown leather combine to create an image of luxury and effortless chic. At 14" X 8" (35cm X 21cm) when folded over, this pretty foldover clutch bag will carry your essentials and look great at the same time. Dress it up or dress it down, it's spacious enough to carry all the necessities.

Width = 14" (35cm)
Height folded over = 8" (21cm)
Full height = 14 1/2" (37cm)
Depth = 1/2" (1cm)

The name of our clutch 'Bele bele ba' (pronounced 'billy billy ba') comes from the Bambara language spoken in Mali and means 'big'.

FOLDOVER CLUTCH DETAILS
· Leather and African indigo mud cloth clutch bag
· Fully lined with beautifully printed cotton fabric
· Zipper closure
· Dimensions when folded over = 14" W x 8" H x 1/2" d (35cm x 21cm x 1cm)

CARE
Your new bag deserves to be treated with care. When not in use, please store it away from direct sunlight, and use specialized cleaning and protecting products when caring for the leather. The mud cloth insert can be spot-cleaned as necessary.

ORIGINAL
Textile inserts were handmade in Africa in communities where weaving and dyeing have been in existence for hundreds of years. Their slight imperfections add character to each bag, while still maintaining a high level of quality. Leather may include beautiful original markings from the cow's life, such as scarring, welts, brand marks and more.

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Carefully handcrafted in Africa.

Mud cloth is also known as Bògòlanfini or Bogolan and is a handmade Malian cotton fabric. Cotton is dyed with fermented mud or a variety of natural dyes including river mud that has been aged up to one year. The technique of production is simple; stitching together narrow strips of hand-woven cotton to make a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture. All our textiles, including this mud cloth are ethically and sustainably sourced.

Learn more about mud cloth in our mud cloth blog post.