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Entirely hand-stitched using a traditional shippo sashiko pattern.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese hand stitching technique used to repair and strengthen old garments or rags to prolong or give new life to pieces that would have otherwise been discarded. The running stitch can be decorative and often times employs repeating geometric designs or tessellations.
We took the basic principles of sashiko and applied them to leather, using a saddle stitch (instead of a running stitch). The interesting part about using a sashiko pattern with a saddle stitch is that the backside of the stitch mirrors the front, unlike a traditional sashiko stitch (because of the uneven stitch to spacing length). We took advantage of this by backing and lining the leather to essentially create a double-faced sashiko stitch.
Bifold wallet with multiple card slots, yet consisting of only two layers. Staggered vertical slots allow for offset card placement without the use of linings or pockets. Arced openings allow for more coverage of the cards for a more secure hold, but still leaves ample space to handle cards. Inward facing vertical slots mean your cards are extra secure when wallet is folded closed.
- Main billfold pocket
- Four card slots
- 4oz vegetable tanned leather from Hermann Oak w/2oz English Bridle lining
- Hand-stitched using "indigo" blue poly thread
- Hand finished and burnished edges
- Approx 4 1/8” x 3 1/4” folded
- VEG TAN
Vegetable Tanned Leather (Veg Tan, Bark Tan) - Refers to leather that has been tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in tree bark and other vegetable matter. This method of tanning has been in existence for thousands of years. Left un-dyed (natural), this leather will age in color dramatically, specific to it's owner's use. This makes for a very personal product that will evolve along with you. Natural veg tan leather darkens with exposure to sun, natural oils (animal oils applied to condition, oil from your hands, etc), and water.