Crossbody bag violante

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Crossbody bag violante

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Crossbody bag Violante: a high quality product handmade in the Florentine style. Discover the collection of leather bags of FP Pelletterie.
The Tuscany leather crossbody bag for men is made in Italy respecting the ancient artisanal techniques of the leather craftsmen from Florence. Thanks to the use of the cowhide, this bag guarantees the maximum resistance to the signs of the years. Due to its robustness, this material is often used for shoe soles or luggage. A central opening with a zipper gives access to a single large inner compartment, where there is another smaller pocket designed to protect precious things such as mobile phone or wallet. The interior is completely covered in monochromatic fabric, which adds an additional handcrafted component to the product. On the outside the bag has two other zipped pockets, perfect to hold items that you usually need an easy access to, such as your keys or the magnetic money clip. The shoulder strap is adjustable and handmade. This bag owes its name to Violante Beatrice di Baviera, Princess of Tuscany and wife of Ferdinando de’ Medici.

The Tuscan cowhide leather known as Cuoio is obtained with a handmade vegetable tanning. This process gives to the leather the characteristic of changing color over time, like that changing looks and getting softer year after year, without getting old. The result of the change depends on the use that everyone makes of it, thus making their bag a unique and unrepeatable piece. Typical of the Florentine leather craftsmen tradition, this material was originally used to make the shoes of shepherds and military. No animal is slaughtered to make these articles, since the leather comes from the food industry.

Painting process:
The vegetable tanning is the basic process to have a real Tuscan cowhide leather. It is made by hand and mainly using natural materials such as tannins extracted from mimosa and chestnut, respecting as much as possible the leather and the ancient recipes of the Florentine leatherworkers. The most appreciated characteristic of this technique is that through it the leather could change color shades depending on the use and exposure to the sun. Nowadays Tuscany is the main producer in Italy of vegetable-tanned leather.

Sign of times:
The Tuscan cowhide leather allows the bag to be water resistant. It also let you try to remove the most superficial scratches through a light passage of neutral cream. This is possible thanks to the handmade vegetable tanning, which let the color to penetrate into the leather, without remaining on the surface as it does in low-quality colors. Like a tree, this leather also shows its life through its texture and its color, becoming day after day even more imperfect and beautiful.

Additional Information

Length 9.05 inch
Width 0.39 inch
Height 9.84 inch
Material Vacchetta (genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather).