The Painted Brain Tan Long Wallet is a completely handmade piece. The wallet is entirely cut, stitched, and finished by hand.
To make the Painted Brain Tan Long Wallet, we use American vegetable tanned leather. We put the leather through a process of dyeing, distressing, and conditioning to give it a unique appearance. We also create an inlay of brain tanned leather. Brain tanning is a traditional process for tanning hides which uses an emulsified solution of animal brain and water.
For this piece, we make our own paint in house using natural pigments and other natural ingredients. The inside of the wallet features six card slots, two bill pockets, and one large zippered pocket using a vintage Conmar zipper. The wallet is adorned with brain tan lace and Native American trade beads. The Painted Brain Tan Wallet comes with a solid brass wallet chain which has been given a unique patina.