CUFFS AND BRACELETS FROM ARGENTINA

ALPACA AND FABRIC CUFFS

ALPACA AND RAW LEATHER BRACELETS

SILVER AND RAW LEATHER BRACELETS

Kamyno's adjustable bracelets and cuffs are selected for their atypic and elegant design, caracteristic of argentinian handicraft.

They combine both well known savoir-faire from Argentina, alpaca and massive silver, with raw leather works. Kamyno bracelets and cuffs both wear urban and country styles, modern and traditional.

Cuffs and bracelets can be made of one raw leather piece, swen with raw leather strings, and encovered with an alpaca leaf.

Other models are made of alpaca and traditional fabric "guarda Pampa" symbols.

By the way, what is raw leather ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw leather work is by exellence the argentinian handicraft and gaucho savoir-faire.

Firstly, because of material, a raw leather, vegetaly taned, of beige color, almost white, the original leather color.

 

Because of the huge surface of Argentina "estancias" (farming properties) in the XIXth century, and their long distance from towns, traditional "gauchos" (argentinian cow boys) had almost no access to tanneries. For the good working of estancias, it was required a huge variety of saddleries, with autonomy and robustness as top priorities.

 

Progressively, at the occasion of the various local anual festivities, the richest farmers started to work on the leather esthetics, for horse and riders ornaments.

 

Top level argentinian craftmans that work today raw leather are considered true jewellers, uncontested masters of leather braids and saddlery.

 

To valorisate this art, you must understand the particularly high number of hours required to make each piece. You must firt obtain a very thin leather leaf, sometime of half milimeter, cut one by one each leather string, tint them with natural pigments, proceed to a very thin braiding work, and include when required various ornaments shapes, and all this only hand made.

Double the number of strings per braid, and you multiply by four the production time... and so on and so forth.

 

Our small accesories are made specialy for Kamyno, by craftsmen considered today as Argentina's bests.

They will confer to their owner this little refined touch than others have not...

 

 

By the way, what is alpaca ?

 

Argentan is a characteristic metal from Argentina. It is also currently called "german silver", "nickel silver", "alpaca" or "maillechort".

We typically find it on cutlery, table arts, jewellery, decoration accesories, saddlery, etc.

 

It progresively became the reference metal in Argentina, offering an interesting alternative to silver.

If both metals have common aspect, argentan is more afordable than silver. Firstly, because of its composition, mainly copper, zinc and nickel. But also because it is more malleable, so it can be cold processed. It enables to propose today major pieces, with close aspect to silver, but with more attractive tarifs.

 

According to dosage, it offers interesting yellow reflection, very appreciated from argentinian. 

Most argentinian families have at home at least two or three argentan pieces, dishes or trays, table centers, champagne buckets, coin trays, photo frames, cutlery or jewellery.

 

Most often, argentan objects are mixed with horn, making of each object an unusual piece, known to be coming from elsewhere, modern and chic, that can be used both on countryside houses and in city appartment.

Thin raw leather leaf
Thin raw leather leaf

This leather leaf is aproximately 1mm width. We use it to make our gaucho braided bracelets, leather cufflinks, collars and key rings in Argentina. This is what Kamyno calls a noble raw material...

Preparation of leather strings
Preparation of leather strings

All sthe strings used to make our braided gaucho bracelets, braided leather cufflinks, collars and key rings are cut one by one manually in Argentina. This is what Kamyno calls a savoir-faire.

Leather string finition
Leather string finition

All our leather strings used to make our braided gaucho bracelets, braided leather cufflinks, collars and key rings are finished this way. Patience and precision...

Braided leather bracelet buckle
Braided leather bracelet buckle

Buckle braiding step of Kamyno's gaucho bracelets in Argentina. All our gaucho bracelets have a traditional buckle/button opening mecanism, beautiful and very resistant.

Gaucho bracelet braiding
Gaucho bracelet braiding

The braiding step of Kamyn'os gaucho bracelets in Argenina.

Button braiding step
Button braiding step

The braiding step of Kamyn'os gaucho bracelets in Argentina.

Braid junction
Braid junction

For more elaborated pieces, this process enables to make the 100% leather junction between two braids, for Kamyno's collars for instance.

Befor and after tinting
Befor and after tinting

Kamyno's gaucho braided bracelets are tinted with natural pigments in Argentina.

Last steps for finitions
Last steps for finitions

When tinted, the button is braided, so that it can remain white.