I made this many years ago for my wife. The leather is cow hide and very soft brown. I hand stitched the seams with leather cord that I made from the same leather. I also handmade the brass findings and buckle for the strap. If you look at the two dots on the front bottom part, that is where I made it close with leather loops going over some coconut shell buttons. This bag is not lined, but I plan on lining my bags in the future. The best thing about the leather is that it's thickand will last a lifetime or two if it's taken care of.