Ghurka bags are unique high end quality bags handmade in the U.S.A.. If you are interested in this bag and not familiar with Ghurka, please read up on Ghurka bags to learn about their quality and reputation by starting with the links below this description.
This is a Ghurka Original No. 138 'The Ashely Bag' with registration No. Z 4. Every Ghurka bag is carefully identified by a coded style number. To decode this and determine the and the number where the particular bag fell in production you can Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/bag-numbering-coding
This is a beautiful and versatile backpack that can be used not only as a backpack but also as a handbag. The pack is 9 inches long across the top and 9 inches tall from the bottom to the top. It has a depth of 5 inches. It comes with a white cotton draw string bag which acts as a dust cover. [ This is not a Ghurka dust cover]
The backpack is handcrafted with beautiful vintage Chestnut Leather trim, Khaki Twill fabric and a green and white Shepard’s Check Plaid lining. There is a zippered closure for the top. This pack has a very adjustable leather strap. The pack has two exterior zippered pockets and one interior zippered pocket.
Condition: This bag is in excellent condition for a bag over 12 years old. The leather looks new.The stitching is in tact. This bag is incredibly clean inside and out. It really looks like it spent most of its life inside the dust cover and not used much if at all.
The name Ghurka was taken from the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas who since the days of the British Raj, according to the Ghurka website, have been known throughout the world for their bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty. The Company founder, Marley Hodgson, came up with the idea of starting a company creating handmade leather bags and naming it Ghurka after attending an antiquities auction in the 1970's and bidding on gear made for Ghurka regimental officers stationed in India in the early 1900's. According to the Ghurka website, Marley Hodgson was Inspired by the rugged elegance and workmanship of the 75-year-old leather and created the Ghurka leather company to make similar bags. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/about-ghurka
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