Coupling traditional craftsmanship with contemporary styling, our luxurious Ming Belt was designed using Eco-friendly natural cattle hide, and is finished with a hand-cast brass buckle. This accessory item showcases an uncommon leather "tanning" process that creates beautiful finishes in gorgeous hues. This chic silhouette also draws attention to its' bold weaving that serves as a fashion element as well as a visual statement.
Our Ming Belt features a stylish wide band that is well recognized in women's fashion accessories. The band has a "whip" V-weave along the edges, and the tongues are finished with a simple French braid. The belt embodies a curved shape when uncurled which provides a more comfortable fit to the waist. The hand-cast buckle displays the Asian symbol for "balance", and it has a simple underside belt hook. A vegetable "tanned" finish adds distinctive character to this versatile accessory piece that complements coordinating designer jeans, knit pants, or even a classic pair of leggings, making it a wonderful addition to any fashion smart wardrobe.
Note: Actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen. This Ming Leather Belt is specially made for Tianello in Bali.
- Stylish wide band belt with curved shaping
- "Whip" V-weave along edges
- Tongues finished with French braids
- Vegetable "tanned" finish
- Hand-cast brass buckle in "Balance" symbol design
Our luxe Ming Belt features a textured effect that is achieved by a labor intensive artisan "tanning" process that renders the belt as an original one-of-a-kind item, where no two belts are physically alike except for conceptual design. The imperfections embodied in the belt are the result of that unique texturing process, and are part of the beauty afforded by this refined leather artistry, thanks to the heritage of expert craftsmen who use old traditional recipes to "cook" the cattle hide. The texture here is in the form of granular lines and creases that maximize the visceral character of the belt, in addition to being a style element.
Note: Actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen.
Materials Content: Cattle Leather and Brass
Leather has been renowned for centuries as a valuable commodity, often associated with practical articles of utility, ranging from military armor to home furnishings. Origins of leather clothing date back to prehistoric times suggesting that crude hides were used for protection against the elements. First forms of leather "belts" (as opposed to cloth, or rope, "sashes") date back to the Bronze Age, and have since evolved into fashionable accessory items for women.
Our Eco-friendly leather belting is first prepared from natural cattle hide, then vegetable "tanned" into a flexible, but stable material, then finally "crusted" for softness. Our leather here is further finished with a surface coating, providing a "glaze" quality that is both protective and visually appealing. The buckle is made from hand-cast brass, and then beautifully tarnished with an acid wash.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Avoid contact with water. Clean with a reputable leather cleaner and conditioner. Air-dry for a couple of hours before wearing again. Many dry cleaners offer professional assistance for stain problems on leather articles. Store your belt away from excessive heat, light and moisture.