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ZAAF Luxury African Leather Handbags, Exquisite Craftsmanship

ZAAF® a collection of beautifully crafted African leather handbags and lifestyle accessories made in Ethiopia.

ZAAF Handbags are the brainchild of Ethiopian-born, American raised Abai Schulze. As ZAAF’s creative director Abie draws on her multi-cultural upbringing and her Ethiopian heritage, celebrating the local culture and traditions and craftsmanship, reinterpreting them into luxuriously fresh modern designs.


“ZAAF is a lifestyle that embraces and encourages indulgence in heritage living… [and] was birthed from a hope that in the course of creating top end products, it would provide avenues of economic growth and security.”


Each design draws inspiration from a specific region in Ethiopia, and are crafted by highly skilled artisans using only the best materials drawn from natural resources unique to each region. Abie also pays homage to Ethiopia’s renowned weaving traditions using strips woven on traditional looms to accentuate her designs. ZAAF’s  collection, Indulgence in Heritage Living embodies the spirit of the company, and in a nod to it’s name – ZAAF is the Amharic word for tree – features trees that are indigenous to Ethiopia.

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