This hand tooled leather purse and wallet set are signed by the artist - Les Grahan. The intricately carved floral and leaf motif cover the front and back of the top handled leather handbag. The wallet has a matching tooled design on the front with a black leather compartment on the back. The front of the wallet and back of the purse are monogrammed. The wallet is personalized with MW and the purse with MMW.
The quality of the BOHO leather handbag and wallet are extraordinary. Each piece is intricately stitched around the edges. The purse features a dark brown interior with two side pockets. The wallet has a criss-cross change area and a bi-fold double pocket for credit cards, bills or business cards. The bottom of the purse is marked "Genuine Leather Hand Carved by Les Grahan".
The purse measures 11 3/4 inches wide at the widest point and is approximately 7 inches tall not including the handle. The grommet attached handle adds 6 1/2 inches. The base of this vintage handbag is approximately 4 3/4 inches deep. The tooled leather wallet measures 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches. Both pieces are in excellent condition with a small amount of scuffing and two water spots on the bottom of the purse. The white leather on the interior of the wallet has some very mild soiling which can easily be cleaned.
This hand tooled leather purse and wallet set exemplifies top of the line vintage leather bags popular in the 70s and 80s.
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