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  In rich Havana brown leather and navy-colored canvas, this bag is the perfect weekend luggage size.  Luxurious but sturdy hand-crafted Argentinian leather.  

   The colorful strap has wax-dipped saddlery threads from traditional Argentinean polo belts  stitched by hand onto the smooth leather in the traditional diamond pattern meant to represent the Andes mountains. The straps are detachable and adjustable, bag is lined in a striking aqua blue cotton. Interior zip compartment. Designed in UK, made in Argentina.  



DIMENSIONS:   12" in Height, 22" in Length and 10 in (at the base).

MATERIALS:   Havana brown leather and navy canvas.  Cotton lining with inside pocket.


Leather and Canvas Weekender Bag

  • History of Argentinean Polo Belts

    A polo belt, also known as a gaucho belt, is a type of leather belt decorated with intricately hand stitched patterns, with roots in the polo culture of South America.

    They are made in many different vibrant colour combinations, with many variations in their designs, usually featuring some form of the traditional pampa diamond motif, reflecting the peaks and valleys of the Andes mountain range which overlooks the polo fields of Argentina.

    Polo is also known as the sport of kings, because it is a common spectator sport for high society and even royalty. The name could have also originated due to the Kings of Manipur being very fond of playing the game when the modern sport was created in India in the 19th century.

    The British brought it back from India and spread it across the globe. It was the British who first brought polo to Argentina, back in the late 19th Century. Polo quickly became incredibly popular in Argentina, as it was played by every class of people, and is still incredibly important to Argentine culture.

    Today, polo is most popular in Argentina, the USA and the UK. Argentina is considered the best polo team in the world, having won five World Polo Championships.

    Polo belts were first created when the gauchos (Argentine cowboys) were introduced to the sport, and created belts to wear during the games, partly to identify their teams by their colours. Polo belts are still used by polo players in the same way now. 




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