This line of evening purses we now carry were handmade in Harare. The bags are organically stiffened and can literally stand by themselves. They are sturdy and made from burlap and African prints purchased locally in Harare which is spreading the Small Biz love globally. The bags are 12 inches high and 13 inches long. They expand to a width of 4 ¼ inches and the straps are 4 ¼ inches high when held upright. Pair this bag with both bold and muted colors. It would be perfect for an evening art event, or dinner with some business associates. It also has enough room and sturdiness to carry various tech gadgets you may need at your meetings/ meetups. The bag has a snap closure and Japan-inspired prints on the wooden beads that are comfortable and make up the handle. The purse has no inner pockets but it is roomy enough for all your belongings and definitely a conversation starter. The strap allows for comfortable elbow-to-wrist wear/ carrying. It is definitely a forearm bag.