Hand colored, hand-grained black all-leather flaptop bag; 16 x 12 x 4″

We dye our hand-colored bags with colors we mix with Noodler’s Ink®. While there are various mechanical procedures by which tanneries add grain to the leather’s surface, we prefer to grain the leather of our hand-colored bags by hand.  Hand-graining the skin adds an extra dimension of color, softens it,  enhances its ‘hand’, and elicits grain patterns that are most subtly revealed by handwork. Our transluscent hues highlight, rather than mask, the characteristics of their unique substrate.  As the vegetable tanned, open-range leather oxidizes, its evolving russet tones mix with those  of our hand-dyed colors contributing complexity to the patina of your bag. Please click image to see details.


16″ hand-grained hand-colored black Headhunter Bag.

  • exterior: hand-grained, hand-colored black open range cowhide
  • interior: hand-burnished natural leather trim
  • standard gray grosgrain lining 
  • silver hardware and natural thread
  • leather shoulder strap made to length to fit you
  • one zippered pocket in front and one zippered back pocket
  • inside: one zippered pocket, a large pocket, two small pockets and a key ring lanyard
  • metal bottom studs
  • 16″L x 12″H x 4″W

Please call 415 552 3188 to make an appointment to meet with us in our video showroom to see our most recent designs and work in process.

Hand-colored, hand-grained, all-leather flattop bag; 17 x 12 x 5″

Sienna-ochre-espresso-aubergine hues. We hand-color the skins in our studio using Noodler’s Ink® fixing the color with our proprietary finish. We hand-grain the skins in the original way rolling them to and fro with curved boards. Please click image to see details.