FERRO - Hand-Painted Florentine Leather Coin Purse
|Weight:||1 oz. (28 g.)|
|Size:||2.625"H (excluding pull tab) x 2.875"W (in middle) x 1"D|
Artistic Florentine Leather Goods
The Peroni brothers - third generation leather craftsmen - own one of the last remaining workshops in Florence that produces artistic "cuoietto Fiorentino", a leather-working and decorating technique that first emerged in the 10th century. Though the entire process is too complex to elaborate here, the vegetable-tanned leather is soaked in water, then dried and shaped with molds to achieve the characteristic rigidity without the use of stitches. Each item is then hand-painted to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
To own a Peroni item is to own a piece of Florence. Every touch brings you closer to the over millennium of history and traditions that go into this ancient Florentine art-form.
The FERRO coin purse is Peroni's cult item. It is entirely handmade in Florence following an ancient leather-working and decorating technique called "artistic Florentine cuoietto", with its characteristic seamless design, and whose origins date back to the tenth century. It requires a single piece of vegetable-tanned leather, many hours, and 37 steps of refinement to create each coin purse. It is then meticulously hand-painted - either with or without the signature mottled "burl" effect - to achieve a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece.