leather-working tradition in the Mugello and the Montagna Fiorentina dates
all the way back to the time of the Medici. In that period Barberino
was well-known for the production of shoes. Today, craftsmen's workshops
are still producing small-scale leather goods and clothing accessories.
The skill, precision, and tasteful style of the leather work has been
passed down from generation to generation, and although the products
are designed to suit modern tastes, the traditional centuries-old concern
with quality remains the same. Leather-working is a dynamic craft
industry that has kept apace with the times, and is at the forefront
of trends in fashion and habits.
Translated by Jeremy Carden
Picture by Kee-Ho Casati