Shoulder bag cosima

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Product Code: FPK4051

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Woman shoulder bag Cosima: a high quality product handmade in the Florentine style. Discover the collection of leather bags Woman of FP Pelletterie.
Practical and compact leather shoulder bag entirely handmade in Florence (Tuscany), it is perfect for a day with friends or to go to work. Thanks to the use of the cowhide, a vegetable tanned leather, this bag offers great robustness and reliability. That kind of leather is very typical from Florence and it is also used to make suitcases and soles of shoes. The bag opens with a magnetic flap and inside it has three leather-lined compartments and a zippered pocket ideal to carry object such as a wallet. On the back there’s another pocket with zip, which allows to insert all you usually need with frequency during the day. The shoulder strap is also handmade in leather and it is completely adjustable. This brown, cognac, red and black leather shoulder bag is the perfect example of the Florentine craftmanship.

The Tuscany cowhide leather is the result of the handmade vegetable tanning process of genuine rawhide leather. This material is one the most famous from Florence and it has the ability to change color over time, allowing the bag to fix its look year after year and to become softer. The bag so becomes a unique and personal piece of art, modified depending on its wearer. The cowhide leather is also so much resistant, so much that in the past it was used to build the shoes of soldiers and shepherds. All the leathers that are involved in our collection comes from the food industry, so as no animal is slaughtered to make them.

Painting process:
One of the last steps to turn a genuine leather into a real Florentine cowhide leather is the vegetable tanning. In this process the leather is colored by hand using mainly natural products such as tannins extracted from chestnut or mimosa, following the basic technique of the ancient Florentine leather craftsmen. The use of natural materials let the bag to show different shades of color, year after year depending on the exposure to sunlight. From generation to generation, this technique has come to this day, allowing Tuscany to be even now the first producer of vegetable tanned leather.

Sign of times:
The real Tuscan cowhide leather is different from any other material because, born to be forever, it can resist to water and frequent daily use. Moreover, thanks to the vegetable tanning process, this leather allows to try to remove those annoying surface scratches that appear day by day. This is possible thanks to the use of natural tannins, spread by hand, which let the pigment to penetrate the leather and to stay there, unlike the industrially painted products that leave the color only in a surface layer, which over time easily gets damaged.

Additional Information

Length 10.00 inch
Width 4.00 inch
Height 8.50 inch
Material vacchetta (genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather).Leather label certifying “genuine leather-made in Italy” inside.