These unique feather bookmarks are my daughter's first product. They are made from the finest Buttero leather from the Conceria Walpier tannery in Italy. Hand saddle stitched accents are done in a variety of color combinations. These would make a great gift for the book lovers out there, or anyone that needs to mark their page.
This type of natural tanning process uses tannin extracted from plants (mimosa, chestnut, quebracho, tara, etc. etc.). Vegetable tanning is a prolonged process taking several months for each hide, that is considered an art. The formulas used by each tannery is a well-kept secret, a result of a careful blending of culture and knowledge, passed down through the generations. It is also considerably more environmentally friendly than other more widely used tanning processes, such as chrome-tanning.
Each skin is unique: this uniqueness means that it does not have a uniform appearance, which represents the leather quality. The exclusive material is subject to the same wear as the person who uses our half cases; the skin will gradually acquire that worn look that every person gets with life.
Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures, it tans under the sun, it reveals the signs of time and uses it as the most personal expression of naturalness and truth. As you use our veg-tan leather goods they will develop a unique patina all their own.