Availability: in stock in Italy
Product code: 5314
Materials: true Tuscan vegetable tanned leather
Accessories: dust proof bag, detachable shoulder strap
Type: Business bag
Height, cm./ inches: 23 cm. / 9.1"
Width, cm./ inches: 18.5 cm. / 7.3"
Length, cm./ inches: 42 cm. / 16.5"
Shoulder strap height (drop), cm./ inches: 51 cm. / 20.1"
Condition: This item is authentic, new, with labels.
Classic doctor bag / travel bag. The model of the bag is inspired by the retro style of the 19th century.
This model of bags appeared in the United States in the years 1850-1860, with the development of the railways. Initially the travel bags were made of carpet and were called "Carpet bag". Over time, the bag has become more and more widespread around the world. Leather travel bags ("Sac de Voyage") were in demand by lawyers and doctors, and were a symbol of high status and wealth.
This bag is handmade by Italian artisans, of genuine Tuscan vegetable tanned leather with an aged effect.
Vegetable tanning is an ancient technique that dates back to 2000 years ago and developed in medieval Tuscany, in the lands along the Arnò river. The leather is placed in a barrel with water containing natural dyes from plants and tree bark and then beaten for about 48 hours. This technique allows to obtain a softer and more flexible leather.
Vegetable tanned leather has irregularities and roughness. This is not a defect, but the characteristic of real leather, tanned according to ancient Tuscan traditions.
This bag is in a warm brown color that recalls the true Made in Italy vintage style.
Measurements: 42 x 18.5 cm., H. 23 cm.
Closure: mechanism of metal frames covered in leather that close by push; belt with metal clip closure that locks with a small key.
Single hard handle, covered in leather.
Detachable and adjustable leather shoulder strap, attaches to the top rings of the bag.
Inside: customized lining with logos; 1 zip pocket, 2 open pockets.
Metal accessories: of old burnished brass.
Designer and manufacturer: Tuscan leather company Chiarugi founded in 1969 in Tuscany. The company has an artisan laboratory specialized in the production of bags in a classic style, according to the ancient traditional manufacturing techniques of Florence.
100% Made in Italy.