Anuschka Pleated Bottom Flap Closure Hand-Painted Leather Cross Body Handbag

Easy-wear style with colorful flair. Designed with an adjustable handle you can wear on your shoulder or across your body, the softly pleated bag is available in your choice of hand painted motif. Perfect for travel, you can comfortably tote all your essentials, without fumbling with a slipping shoulder strap. For further organization, the exterior features a zip pocket on the top flap, plus an open pocket under the flap. On the exterior back, you'll find one zip pocket and one open pocket. Inside, you'll also find one more zip pocket and two more open pockets.


Color Choices
  • Dancing Peacock- features a contemporary peacock and floral motif. Hardware is antique brass-tone
  • Jaipur Paisley- Large graphic paisley shapes with flowers. Hardware is antique brass-tone
  • Luscious Lilies- Multi-colored background with lilies in green, blue, pink, red, orange, purple, black, yellow, metallic blue, metallic gold and metallic turquoise. Trim is burgundy with brown undertones. Hardware is antique brass-tone
  • Premium Rose Antique- features softly blooming flowers. Hardware is antique brass-tone
  • Tiger in Love- features a tiger nestled in a bed of roses. Hardware is antique brass-tone

Additional Information:
Magnetic snap closure on top flap. You'll receive one dust bag to protect your leather piece while not in use. You'll also receive one eyeglass case and one cosmetic pouch. Lined with signature purple-colored woven Anuschka lining. Measures 15"L x 1.5"W x 13"H. Weighs 1.65 pounds. Handle measures 24.5" to 45.5"L with 11" to 22.5" handle drop. Made of leather with polyester lining. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. One year vendor warranty against manufacturing defects with original receipt (warranty on sale items is 30 days), use of non-approved cleaners or protectors voids warranty, return authorization required for warranty claims (1-908-517-9138). Made in India.

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Handbag Terms:

Baguette: A small handbag that is long and narrow like the French loaf of bread by the same name.

Billfold (wallet): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Bottom feet: Metal or plastic knobs on the bottom of a stiff-sided handbag. These protect the bag when it is set down.

Box bag: A small or medium-sized handbag with hard sides and a box shape.

Bracelet handle: A handle that forms a complete circle.

Bucket bag: A soft-sided, bucket-shaped handbag with a round bottom; usually taller than wide.

Change (coin) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Clutch: A small handbag that is carried in the hand with no straps or handles; it also may be tucked under the arm.

Coin (change) purse: A small purse or wallet section for loose coins.

Compartment: A large section inside a handbag.

Demi bag: A small handbag with a short top handle to be carried in the hand or on the shoulder.

Drawstring: A cord, strip of leather or fabric, or string that can be pulled to gather the fabric of a handbag to close it.

East-west: A handbag that is wider than it is tall.

Etui: Small, ornamental bag for personal items.

Evening bag: A handbag to use with evening wear; usually only large enough for a few personal items, such as money and lipstick.

Flap bag: A handbag with a fold-over flap that is its distinguishing feature.

Framed bag: A bag with a solid frame that defines its shape.

Gusset: The triangular end piece of a handbag that gives it its depth and roominess.

Half moon bag: A bag shaped like a half moon, with or without a handle.

Handle Drop: The distance between the top of the handbag and the top of the handle(s). This is the open space for your shoulder, arm, or hand to hold the bag.

Hobo bag: A slouchy, cloth shoulder bag that hangs down in the middle.

Messenger bag: A large bag with a long strap to wear across the shoulders. The front features a large fold-over flap.

North-south: A handbag that is taller than it is wide.

Organizer: A pocketbook with compartments to carry personal items.

Pocket: A small section inside a handbag.

Pouchette: A small, oval handbag.

Purse: A general term for a small bag to carry money and personal items.

Satchel: A large handbag with a top closure, top carrying handle and notable triangular side profile.

Sling bag: A cloth bag with a shoulder strap that attaches on one end to the top of the bag and on the other end to the bottom of the bag.

Shopper (tote) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Shoulder bag: A general term for a bag that can be strapped over the shoulder.

Shoulder guard: A piece of fabric or padding on a shoulder strap that distributes the weight of a bag.

Shoulder strap: A long strap on a bag that allows it to be carried on the shoulder.

Slouch bag: A general term for a cloth bag without a defined or stiff shape.

Top-handle bag: A bag with a small handle at the top for carrying in the hand.

Tote (shopper) bag: A large bag with two handles and an open top.

Valise: A handbag with a top closure that has two top carrying handles and features a triangular or oval profile.

Wallet (billfold): A folding pocketbook with compartments for money, cards and personal items.

Wrist strap: A thin loop of material attached to a small bag or wallet so that it may be carried on the wrist.

Zipper pull: A zipper with a tab for easy opening and closing; sometimes has a signature element of the handbag designer.

About the Collection
In the early 1980s, Swapan Basu and wife Roma began a hand painted accessories business. Swapan focused on creating a special painting process for handbags, and Roma designed each of the paintings for the bags. Their son, Bhaskar became involved in the family business after college, and founded Basu Corporation in 2000. Utilizing the closely guarded painting technique, the first Anuschka®  handbag was sold in September of 2000, and the company has continued to grow the business by focusing on handbags that blend art and function. Today the company has 30 artists, with designs sold around the globe.

Every Anuschka® handbag begins with carefully selected rich and supple leather crafted into fine handbags with practical features, precise handcrafted workmanship, signature lining, custom made hardware and branded zippers. The hand painted art on each of the Anuschka® bags is a feast for the eyes. The colors are a powerful element in each design, plus the wide range of abstracts, imaginary, and natural scenes depicted in muted colors of all shades and hues, transforms each handbag into an object of timeless art. The artwork is designed, and then translated one article at a time by expert craftsmen, creating one-of-a-kind works of art in every handbag.

Anuschka® bags are perfect for the woman who appreciates art, enjoys high quality handbags, fine leathers, and seeks to incorporate beauty with function.

Bhaskar BasuAbout the Guest
Son of Swapan and Roma Basu, Bhaskar grew up watching his parents working hard to build their business in India. He spent summers working with them, watching his mother design and train artists, and watching his father select the leather and coordinate the process flow.

Bhaskar chose to go to college at an American university, where he received a degree in Business Administration. In 2000, he founded the Basu Corporation with his parents. As the business grew, Bhaskar got more involved in trend research and design.

Today, Roma and Bhaskar work as a team and have succeeded in bringing original designs, capturing the fashion of the season as well as the lifestyle of the people who wear Anuschka® bags.

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