Red-tanned Leather Banker’s Briefcase
Article Number 88023
Length 25 cm, height 17 cm. Weight 150 g. Contents not included.
Sonnenleder – looks better the more it’s used.
Sonnenleder: this firm in the very south of Germany produces goods characterized by simple functionality, made of leather that ages with a dignity that brings out the true quality of the skin. Forgive us if we describe the tanning process in some detail. Only hides from southern German cows are selected. A traditional vegetable-tanning process is used. In its pre-dyed state Sonnenleder has a characteristic, slightly light-brown reddish colour (hence the trade description ‘red-tanned’) which comes out different with every piece. With use and exposure to the elements the leather changes colour and forms an inimitable patina. Even black leather – red-dyed following the complicated vegetable-tanning process – acquires with use a shining patina – the sign of top-quality leather.
Why ‘banker’s’ briefcase?
Cases like these used to be handed by banks to business customers who needed to carry around large amounts of paper money. Same design, but with leather not so good as ours!
Nowadays we’d expect the briefcase to be used for passports, travel documents etc. A tip for the ladies: it makes a simple yet sturdy vanity bag.
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