Colorfully hand painted, embossed and embellished black, yellow and green cat-shaped bank made from sustainable leather.
In a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India, the cultural art of leather craft and tooling is inherited through the generations. Cows are revered. Hides are obtained only after an animal dies of old age or natural causes. The leather is tanned using a vegetable tanning method which protects the environment and tannery workers from toxic chemicals. Artisans then use water-based dyes or oils to color the leather. With a set of hand tools, each artisan applies love and skill to cutting, stitching, embossing and embroidering.