Handbags, wallets and pouches


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Handbags, pouches, wallets, baskets and other bags are all handmade the slow way by Solene Chatain in British Columbia, out of bark, leather, tweed, hemp. Each one is unique. Commissions are welcomed. Order online or visit my home studio in Lund B.C.



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Bark and leather wallets



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Bark and leather handbags

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I always have bags ready to ship. Contact me for prices and custom work.

Other stuff (prices from $15)

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About :

For many years I have been making archery quivers for sale and continue to sell them all over the world. One day I made myself a handbag and then friends started asking me to design and make them handbags, so this has been the result of many inspirations.

I enjoy the struggle of using a material not as readily accessible as other bag materials. Half the fun is going into the forest and harvesting the materials and then processing them the way they have been for countless years.

Constantly, birch and cherry bark lead me to a new bag design that would highlight better their strength and beauty. I have endless shades and colors of bark and leather to choose from for a custom bag. Many are in stock, please ask if you'd like a certain bag and I will see if I have something similar or even more of that exact material.

This is just a few of the many bags I have created, each is unique.

You might see my crafted handbags in Vancouver, on Vancouver island, as well as in Powell River's craft fairs.


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*while I am in transition to a new website there are some

extra pictures on this page .



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Please check out the quivers page




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