RAW LEATHER AND SILVER CUFFLINKS FROM ARGENTINA

HAND BRAIDED IN BUENOS AIRES

True technical prowess form argentine handicraft, Kamyno's cufflinks from Argentina are made of raw braided leather and massive silver. These silver cufflinks are sobers and discreet by their size; nobles and precious by the materials they are made of.

These cufflinks are an original, elegant and casual touch for your outfit, calling for the savoir-faire of one of the greatest Argentina's craftman.

4 hours all ilncluded are required to make 1 par of these Kamyno cufflinks, and more than 30 years of experience to handle such a fine work, with no equivalence worldwide. 

Infortunatly, we are only able to provide about a hundred pars a year...

Why Kamyno leather cufflinks are exeptionals ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, what is raw leather ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Our plaits are fixed around a leather thong to give the bracelet the required rigidity, and on each bracelet's tip, one loop and one button, as opening mecanism, both made of braided leather.

 

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...

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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Gaucho bracelet braiding
Gaucho bracelet braiding

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

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Button braiding step
Button braiding step

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

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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.

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Befor and after tinting
Befor and after tinting

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

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Last steps for finitions
Last steps for finitions

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

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Material used for Kamyno cufflinks
Material used for Kamyno cufflinks

Kamyno cufflinks are 100% hand made in Argentina, from raw leather and massive silver. Our leather strings are dyed with natural pigments.

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Kamyno leather cufflink structure
Kamyno leather cufflink structure

The Kamyno cufflink structure is also 100% made of raw leather, on which will be braided leather strings and added silver termination.

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Cutting leather strings
Cutting leather strings

To make Kamyno leather cufflinks, we need to use leather strings of no more than 1 milimeter width.

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Leather string termination
Leather string termination

Leather strings for Kamyno cufflinks must have a thickness of less than half milimeter, in order to enable a very fine work.

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Raw leather braiding
Raw leather braiding

Raw leather strings are braided on the leather structure, made of 3 assembled leather parts. Kamyno's craftman starts braiding one color first.

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Braiding raw leather strings
Braiding raw leather strings

Making Kamyno's cufflinks is a huge challenge, based on experience and many secrets. Braiding's drawing is one of them...

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Kamyno braiding performance
Kamyno braiding performance

Once the first string is braided, we can start with the second colored string. This is where the braiding secret starts to be very complex.

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Finishing braiding step
Finishing braiding step

Little by little, Kamyno cufflinks takes his final appearance. Braiding must be very tighten, in order to give the finest result. Part of the challenge is not to brake the string.

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Rounding the cufflink
Rounding the cufflink

Once braiding step is over, a final rounding step is required. Thanks to its 100% leather structure, Kamyno cufflinks can be easily reshaped.

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Raw leather cufflink braiding
Raw leather cufflink braiding

Braiding step is over. We still have to cut the leather rod, before putting the silver termination.

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Preparing silver termination
Preparing silver termination

Our craftman cuts the leather rod exeeding.

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Preparing silver termination
Preparing silver termination

A very thin hole must be done in the leather structure in order to give the final touch to Kamyno's leather structure.

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Massive silver incrustations
Massive silver incrustations

The silver termination is fixed on Kamyno's leather cufflinks.

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Cufflink is ready
Cufflink is ready

Our leather cufflink is ready. You now have a casual, elegant and precious pair of leather and silver cufflinks, never seen in the world.

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