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Baja Hand-Tooled Leather
Long before there was the cowboy, there was the vaquero; an expert horseman and rancher who could deftly herd cattle and whose abilities with a lasso were legendary. Derived from the word vaca (cow, in Spanish), the vaqueros would become renowned for their skills and adaptability.
What separates the vaquero from just any horseman is their skills in crafting the tools they need, and in skillfully using them. The vaqueros braid rope. They build their own saddles. They cut and hand-tool leather chaps. And with those tools, they can successfully herd cattle in the rugged Baja terrain.
It is our pleasure to work with the vaquero community to create a contemporary product line featuring leather coasters and leather trays rooted in traditional Baja leather-making techniques.