Glossy shell cordovan leather (horse rump leather) lined with elegant hand-softened kipskin in a water ripple pattern
The hand-softened kipskin used for the lining is a supple yet durable chrome-tanned leather made from Dutch kipskin (the hide of cattle six months to two years old), which has a tight, dense grain structure. Using special tools, the craftsmen deftly fold the leather and ingrain it with a delicate and graceful water ripple pattern of light parallel creases. The ripples vary in shade due to differences in the force applied during the folding process and the part of the hide that is used, creating a rich, highly individual look. The leather is also put through a spray-dyeing process that is repeated four to five times to give it a rich, glossy look. Like rippling waves on a tranquil lake, our water ripple leather radiates a look of gentlemanly sophistication.
The Look of Natural Leather
We have chosen to keep natural markings such as scars, wrinkles, veins, and pores on the cowhide to showcase the natural appearance of the leather in our products. This is one of the most distinctive features of our bags. The appearance of the leather will vary depending on the part of the hide and individual differences between animals. Through careful observation, you will uncover your leather product's unique, one-of-a-kind appearance.
Creases and scratches
Dark pigmented spots
Insect bite marks