A carriel is a small leather satchel from Colombia. They are similar in appearance to a saddlebag but worn over the shoulder, usually by men. Carrieles were traditionally made of rawhide or nutria fur and are typical of the Antioquia region of Colombia. The bag is associated with paisa cultureCarrieles were used by arrieros (Paisa cowboys) for their horseback trips. Dier, Andrew (2014). Colombia. Moon Handbooks. Berkeley, California: Avalon Travel. p. 256-257. ISBN 978-1-61238-627-0.</ref>. The carriel is part of folkloric dress of the region[1][2] and is also used by modern businessmen throughout the country.[disputed (for: conflict with sources) ]

It is said that the word carriel comes from the English "carry-all", but derivation from the French cartier (handbag) is equally likely.[3]

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  1. ^ Appelbaum, Nancy P. (2003). Muddied Waters: Race, Region, and Local History in Colombia, 1846–1948. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-8223-3080-6.
  2. ^ Zuluaga, Andrés Felipe (February 2013). "El carriel "Sanpedreño" se quedó perdido en la historia". Instantáneas (in Spanish). Aló EPM. p. 15. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Dier 2014, p. 257