Artisan-Hand Made Patina: The technique used to achieve this artwork is known as ‘Anticatura’, which is the Italian word for antique finishing. It is a speciality of Italian and French maestro shoemakers. Entrusted to the hands of the antique finisher, the upper part of the shoe becomes a work of art. The Anticatura method is a hand dyeing procedure of leather. It takes about 8-10 hours of work per pair to create a completely unique patina with an aged effect.
Please note that polished calf leather, as well as our other types of leather, might develop creases or wrinkles that may become visible over time, especially when used on the shoe vamp or other large pieces that get stretched out when used. Please bear in mind that this is not a material quality issue, but a consequence of the inherent characteristics of this particular type of leather.