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Javier Leather Trays, Multiple Sizes

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Catchall leather trays in various sizes with hand-tooled and stitched-edge details. Handmade in Baja, Mexico. Store your keys, jewelry, spare coins, books, candles, stationary and more. The natural leather is characterized by unique variations and slight imperfections in markings, making each one different and special. 

We collaborate with Eduardo in a small community in Baja to design and handcraft these leather trays. It takes Eduardo 2 full days to finish one set of 3 leather trays.

Eduardo is committed to carrying on the vaquero tradition of leatherwork that features hand-tooled details, elaborate designs and traditional saddle-making techniques. Life is not easy in the mountainous vaquero communities of Baja, and many have abandoned this type of work. Eduardo hopes to keep these traditions alive, and we love supporting his mission.

Expect small variations in size and leather appearance; these are individually handcrafted items, and leather is a natural product. No two pieces are identical. We embrace the unique qualities of every item, and hope you do too.

Designed by Javier Studio in collaboration with Eduardo
Materials: 100% vegetable-tanned leather

  • Small: 4" L x 4" W x 2" H
  • Medium: 10.5" L x 8" W x 2" H
  • Large: 15" x 11" L x 2" H

Color: Natural (will patina and darken over time)
Care: Treat as needed with traditional leather products.
Handmade in Baja, Mexico
5% of proceeds donated to plant and restore mangroves in Baja, Mexico


    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.

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