- Vintage-style Bookmark
- Looks Stylish With Your Favorite Book
- Ideal Gift For All Book Lovers
- Genuine Leather Cowhide
Length: 5.5 Inches
Height: 0.1 Inches
Width: 1.5 Inches
Full Grain Leather
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
Unfortunately, it's not so common to be reading leather bound books anymore, so bring the leather to your favorite book with this stylish full grain leather Bookmark. Gone are the days of folding the page down and leaving unsightly creases, this classic Bookmark is perfect as a gift for others or to spoil yourself.
Research suggests that bookmarks have been around for almost 2000 already, and they, too, were made of leather. In the 16th century, bookmarks would be made from exquisite materials such as ivory, and in England, Queen Elizabeth would demand her bookmarks to be made of soft, fringed silk. Now, with the advent of electronic readers and tablets being so widely available, it's rare to see a good book, let alone a good bookmark. Why not treat yourself, sit back, relax with a good book, and indulge in this stylish Bookmark to keep track of your progress.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.