Front & back : embroidered lambskin leather using the Provençal boutis technique.
Metal zip closure.
Cotton lining dyed in indigo.
Made in India in a factory in Delhi.
It is a small workshop of about thirty workers who use for our range of bags and pouches, the technique of Provencal boutis on leather.
The boutis, also known as embroidery with a crimped cord or Marseilles sting, is an embroidery "stamped" which means to draw or stuff from the inside.
The technique of this "atypical" embroidery is the assembly of two pieces of leather, sewn together, by hand and at very small points, according to a previously drawn pattern.
What gives the beauty, the peculiarity and the relief of this embroidery is the wicking. It is achieved by introducing, on the reverse of the previously sewn work, a wick of cotton between the two leathers inside each motif.
The word Boutis, according to Lou tresor de Felibrige Frederic Mistral, the imbottito Italian (padded, filled) and go back to the time when Marseille was a free port recruiting embroiderers from Sicily.
The Provencal workshops are known from the Middle Ages for their pieces embroidered in trapunto Italian-Sicilian craftsmen are indeed famous for having made in trapunto at the end of the fourteenth century Coperta de Guicciardini, a textile work embroidered in relief telling the story of Tristan and Isolde. The success of these padded creations is such that "in 1474, the municipality of Marseille itself brought Michel Mérulle, Genoa, to teach this type of embroidery to Provencal artisans."
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