Crossbody bag beatrice

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Product Code: FPK4082

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Woman crossbody bag Beatrice: a high quality product handmade in the Florentine style. Discover the collection of leather bags Woman of FP Pelletterie.
Classic leather crossbody bag handmade in Italy following the typical techniques of the ancient Florentine craftsmen, perfect both for daily use and for a date night. The use of the Tuscan genuine cowhide, a vegetable tanned leather, guarantees the maximum resistance over the years. This leather structured crossbody bag from Florence opens with a magnetic flap and inside there are two leather-lined compartments, an open pocket and a zippered one, where you can fit items like mobile phones. Outside, on the back of the bag, there is an additional zippered pocket, useful to carry objects that are used most frequently such as keychain. In addition, also the shoulder strap is entirely made by hand in genuine cowhide leather and it is adjustable. This bag is dedicated to Beatrice Portinari, the woman which inspired the famous poet Dante Alighieri.

Loved all over the world, the Tuscan cowhide leather is made through a handmade vegetable tanning which makes it change color over time, transforming the look the bag year after year and making it a little softer. This particular leather is also able to take the shape of the bag’s owner. In the past the cowhide leather was used by the Florentine for the construction of shoes for military and shepherds. All the leathers involved in our collection only comes from the food industry, so as no animal is slaughtered to make them.

Painting process:
Before of the assembly of the bag there’s the painting process, where the leather is vegetable tanned, involving mainly natural materials such as tannins extracted from plants (like mimosa and chestnut). The natural products allow the leather to change color over time, taking on several shades depending on the type of use and the exposure to the sunlight, so each bag tells its own story, different from any other. The vegetable tanning process is very typical from Tuscany, which still remained as the first place in Italy for this type of production.

Sign of times:
The Tuscan genuine leather is famous to be incredibly strong and durable over time. Thanks to the hand-made vegetable tanning process, pigments enter into the depth of the leather, making possible to try to remove surface scratches that would otherwise accumulate over the years on the bag. This is not possible for low quality leather that are usually industrially painted, since in that case the color is not absorbed but is just superficial and when it is removed by time, it cannot be restored.

Additional Information

Length 8.65 inch
Width 3.15 inch
Height 7.50 inch
Material vacchetta (genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather).Leather label certifying “genuine leather-made in Italy” inside.