L’Art Ladies Bag Chocolate Brown (Small)

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Product Description

Leather bag from the L’Art simple style,light weight bags.L’Art bags are natural veggie tanned leather, conditioned with our special blend of beeswax and oils.they are prepared from leather in organic way with double processing method.

Dimensions of bag shown:
Length cm 15
Width cm 8
Height cm 20
Strap cm 137
(We can customize strap length and your bag, just send us a message).

This bag available in four variants-
Natural Leather- 35 USD $
Dyed Leather – Additional 10 USD
Natural Leather with Lining- Additional 15 USD
Dyed Leather With Lining- Additional 20 USD

This bag is durable and classic. It is tough enough to work with you on any project, but sleek enough to bring on date night!

(Note-All Bags Available in 6 colours, Natural,Red,Brown,Black,Green,Purple so at the time of order kindly leave a message if you want any particular specification.)

About Artisans-

Prakash ji our craft man for leather bags is from beawer and making handcrafted leather bags since 35 years with wife and son. Entire family of praksash ji in leather bag work including old father,mother, brother and brother wife and most of the product goes to big companies all over world but when u visit his home you will find the condition of his family is same as 10 years ago. A livelihood, a dying craft in the barren hamlets of Rajasthan once more saw the light… and this is how… Even though they had some agriculture, albeit unsteady, leather work was the main occupation of the Regar community. They live in the draught prone areas around the town Beawar, Rajasthan. Traditionally, they have been experts in the tanning of hides and making strong leather products like mojaris (shoes), saddles and harnesses for animals. This 300 year old leather craft was given a new lease of life by the efforts of many emirates personality of Rajasthan.
About Art:- Hand crafted Leather Bags

In India the tradition of leather craft goes back to the Indus valley civilization. There have been several references in ancient texts about the use of animal skin. The age old tradition of leather craft in India is proved by ancient sages and ascetics, who used to sit on deerskin for meditation and other such works. In the past, leather was not only used in making clothes and footwear but also in making caps, bags, saddles, armor etc. India is famous world wide for its leather products. In the rural areas of India, hide from cattle and camel is locally cured and after tanning, it is used to make different items. Different regions of India have different leather products to offer.

West Bengal is well known for its decorated leather products. These products are generally decorated with traditional designs and geometric patterns. Kashmir is also known for its ornamental leather products. Madhya Pradesh is popular for its embroidered red leather items. Gwalior, Indore, Bilaspur and Dewas are known for shoes, jutties, bags and mushks. In the state of Karnataka you will find leather products painted with epic and mythological pictures. These products are done in gold and silver. In some states like Andhra Pradesh, toys and puppets are made of leather.

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Leather craft in Rajasthan mainly constitutes of goods made of camelhide. These are available in almost all parts of Rajasthan. Bikaner is popular as the center where leather goods are manufactured. For tourist the leather goods are of great interest for as a ‘work of art’ as well as possessions. The leather goods are also exported to different parts of the world from the state. In the past, leather was not only used in making clothes and footwear, it was also used in making caps, bags, saddles, armour etc. The present day leather craft of Rajasthan has become a big industry and caters not only to local but foreign needs also. Utilitarian items like shoes, jackets, lampshades, pouches, bags, belts, wallets etc made from leather are exported from India in large quantity. The history of craftsmanship in Rajasthan is rooted in ancient India. There have been numerous references in ancient texts and myths about the use of animal hides. Ancient sages and ascetics used to sit on deerskin, while meditating. The use of leather had begun for the first time when man hunted wild animals for food. The usage of leather for the purpose of clothing and others came into realization once the food requirements were fulfilled. Hide from cattle, deer was used to make clothes and footwear.

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Even though one medium sized bag can be stitched in one day, with the involvement of two people, the processing of hides for preparation takes up one month and a lot of involvement. In the leather crafts industry both the men and women participate. While the men do the tanning, cutting and stitching, the women do the ornamentation and embroidery. The outcome is sturdy leather, which lasts years and ages beautifully. While some of the classic designs created at the beginning of Jawaja project are still popular.
From processing of raw skins to the finishing of the product, every process is done without the use of any machines, in the houses of the craftsmen. The use of new techniques considerably reduced the odour of leather while it is prepared; therefore the craftsmen are able to work at their homes from start to finish.Raw buffalo skins that are sourced from nearby towns of Nasirabad and Raipur, are first soaked in a solution of lime (choona) and sodium sulphate for about 15 to 20 days.

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This removes hair from the raw skin and prepares it for further processing. The hides are stitched at the edges with a local grass, known as moonj, and filled with salt water and babool bark powder for the process of veg-tanning. This solution is changed around 10 to 15 times, until the hide becomes stable and watertight. The hides are then sun dried and polished with oil. After some scraping of the underside and dyeing, the hide is ready to be turned into the most desirable products.

Many now have salaried jobs in nearby towns. Yet, as exports of these classy leather products rise, growing international acclaim will make this craft thrive for many more years.

 

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