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Akan Leather Crossbody Bag

Regular price 159.00 USD

For the bohemian at heart, this russet leather shoulder bag features a beautiful section of soft African Kente cloth, a leather fringe bag tassel, a touch of leather embroidery, buttery, russet-colored leather, and a zipper closure.

With an adjustable shoulder strap and two interior pouch pockets, this bag can accommodate all your daily essentials. Pair it with a peasant blouse and your most comfortable jeans for a casual chic look.


  • Leather boho handbag featuring African Kente cloth 
  • Leather tassel
  • Brown cowhide leather strap with a buckle and extra rivets for reinforcement on the sides
  • Fully cotton- lined interior
  • Internal double pouch pocket
  • Zipper closure with leather zipper pull
  • Antique brass hardware
  • Width = 25cm (10") || Height = 27cm (10 1/2") || Depth = 5cm 
  • Strap drop range = 40-48cm (16-19")
  • Can be worn on one shoulder or cross body style

Your 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.

Textile inserts have been 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 its quality. Leather may include beautiful original markings from the cow's life, such as scarring, welts, brand marks and more.

Carefully handcrafted in South Africa.

Kente, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Akans refer to kente as nwentoma, meaning woven cloth. At Chameleon Goods, all our textiles, including Kente cloth, are ethnically and sustainably sourced.

Learn more about Kente cloth, including the significance of color, in our recent blog post.

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