Shoulder bag fiammetta

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Product Code: FPK4053

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Woman shoulder bag Fiammetta: a high quality product handmade in the Florentine style. Discover the collection of leather bags Woman of FP Pelletterie.
This practical Tuscany leather bag is made in Italy following the typical Florentine artisanal techniques and it is suitable for both a day trip out of the city and to go to work. The leather used is genuine cowhide, vegetable tanned by hand to guarantees maximum strength. The bag is closed through a magnet flap, which allows to access to three interior compartments unlined in leather, one with a zipper and one with a small zipped pocket, perfect for protecting important objects such as keys or wallet. On the outside, on the back there is another zippered pocket. Moreover, there’s a handmade cowhide leather shoulder strap which is fully adjustable. This bag takes the name from Fiammetta, the Boccaccio’s platonic love.

The Tuscan cowhide leather is vegetable tanned to make the bag change its color over time, transforming the original look in different shades, depending on the exposure to the sunlight. This also makes the bag a little softer year after year, depending on the use that everyone makes of it, so as to obtain a unique and personal piece of art. The cowhide is extremely durable, so much so that in the last two centuries Florentines used it to produce footwear for military and shepherds. All the leathers that are involved in every collection comes exclusively from the food industry, so as no animal is slaughtered to make them.

Painting process:
The coloring process is entirely made by hand, using ancient artisanal techniques and mainly natural materials such as tannin extracted from chestnut or mimosa. Those natural products let the leather change its shades during the years, giving to each bag its own story. Today Tuscany is still the first place in Italy for the production of vegetable tanned leather.

Sign of times:
Loved all over the world, the genuine Tuscan cowhide leather is incredible resistant to water and time. During the vegetable tanning, because the colour is spread by hand, the pigment can be absorbed by the leather in its deep. This particular and antique colouring process allows to try to remove any surface scratched that usually appears on the bag over time. Instead, this is impossible for any object which is industrially painted, because in that case the quality is lower and the leather doesn’t absorb the colour.

Additional Information

Length 9.65 inch
Width 3.95 inch
Height 8.25 inch
Material vacchetta (genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather).Leather label certifying “genuine leather-made in Italy” inside.