Eight hours is the time it takes to assemble a Delvaux bag. It is handled first by the “coupeur,” or cutter, who is expected to have the design ready in mind. The leather is examined with the naked eye for any scars, insect bites or small faults. In preparation, the craftsman will thin out the underside of the leather with a tool called a “fer a filet,” while the upper surface is left sturdy. Delvaux’s bags are made of woven leather (Toile de Cuir) that is soft “and buttery, yet incredibly durable.” Colors, such as the deep red of the Grenat, first released for Spring-Summer in 1979, are developed in Italy. As with the “Emeraude” and the “Opale,” the “Grenat” is no longer in production.

Medium:

Box Calf Leather

Dimensions:

10 × 21/2 × 77/8 IN

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