finally this crocodile handbag has been reappropriated into a more usable design. it was sent to me a few year ago by a friend in france...apparently she bought it in a porch sale from an old lady who'd had it from a long ago trip to australia. so it has returned to it's place of origin.
the old handle was quite worn and not of the length i would use. so i found this sturdy piece of leather and fitted it to the bag, which is in excellent vintage condition.