Il Bisonte Cowhide Zip Around Wallet with Liberty Print Lining
Dimensions: 10.5 x 19 x 2 cm (approximately 4 x 7.5 x 1 in)
Handmade in Florence, Italy
Founded in 1970 as an artisan workshop in the heart of Florence by Wanny di Filippo, Il Bisonte has since become an internationally endeared brand whose legions of fans are distinguished by their personal troves of Il Bisonte stories. That’s hardly surprising because the natural vegetable tanned ‘vacchetta’ cowhides from which Il Bisonte products are made darken over time to ultimately produce a patina that is truly individual, and which, once experienced, is, simply put, utterly seductive.
Care and Use: Beware - Oil or grease (including from food) - note that this applies to all full-grain leathers. - Dark denim, which can rub off onto light-colored leathers. - Pen marks cannot be removed but do try immediately with an eraser. - If your new Il Bisonte bag gets water on it, such as rain, just wipe off quickly. Please note that it may get “dirty” at first and is susceptible to water spotting, in its early days in particular. As the piece ages, spots and marks tend to disappear into the burnished patina. The “tanning” process can be hastened by exposing the leather to sunlight. Don’t apply creams or sprays in the early days; it is almost impossible to do so without blotching the surface as it is unevenly absorbed. Black - No special care is required, the leather just softens and develops a lovely sheen. Red - Note that it doesn’t darken dramatically but is still made by a natural tanning process, so it will stain and get water-marked just like the natural. The smaller pieces will darken noticeably. Again, beware pen, oil or grease, and dark denim.