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Vaquero Leather Coasters - Set of 4

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Natural, un-dyed set of leather coasters handmade from start to finish in a tiny mountain town in Baja, Mexico. Each coaster features textural and slightly unique variations in markings. The natural leather will soften and patina over time. 

We work with Manuel, a life-long leather craftsman in Baja, Mexico who does everything start-to-finish in his small workshop, including drying, curing, and tanning of the leather.  

  • All-natural leather 
  • Set of 4 coasters
  • 4" in diameter
  • Handmade 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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