The Aura shopper bag is made of high-quality vegetable-tanned leather. The bag features two long handles, an inner zipper pocket and a detachable leather pouch. Inside, the bag also boasts a cotton lining with the lovely Lemmikki design. The final touch is provided by the detachable bag charm: a veg-tanned leather tassel with a wooden bead.
Kaija Aarikka used the Lemmikki flower (myosotis) in her design back in the 70s. To pay respect to the long history of Aarikka, we have included the same design element in our newer products and collections. Finnish design for each day.
Material: Vegetable-tanned leather, cotton lining, metal hardware, bag charm made with veg-tanned leather and wood
Size: 30 x 38 x 12 cm. Length of handles 44 cm
Designed in Finland. Made in India.
Care instructions: Wipe clean with a clean dry soft cloth. Do not use water, soap or leather soap. Treat the product with leather conditioner regularly; we recommend spot testing an inconspicuous area first. Store carefully in the cotton dust bag.
Stuff the product with newspaper to help keep the product’s shape. Please note that excessive sunlight can dry out and weaken the leather over time. It can also affect the colour of the leather.
ABOUT THE MATERIAL
Aarikka leather products made from vegetable tanned leather are a durable, high-quality choice. The ancient craft of vegetable tanning uses only organic materials, such as those originating from the leaves, barks and branches of trees and plants. Vegetable tanned leather preserves its durability better than the more commonly used chrome tanned leather. The use of vegetable tanning with modern production planning and recycling solutions also secures the product with a smaller ecological footprint.
Each vegetable tanned leather product is distinguished by its unique tone and natural surface markings. Small irregularities, furrows and even scars are allowed to show on the surface of vegetable tanned leather because the outer layer of the hide is not removed in vegetable tanning. The patina developed over time and the traces of moments lived are characteristic to the look and charm of vegetable tanned leather goods. Products made from vegetable tanned leather will improve in use and, when cared for properly, keep looking their best for decades to come.
Did you notice the wood grains?
Every wooden Aarikka item is unique, because every piece of wood is unique. Products are handmade, visible in them and the volume they are made in - small volumes for a need. So the small details of life are visible. Light stripes visible in the wooden pearls are made by Kaija's husband Erkki Ruokonen's unique technique, which is still used to hand-dye all wooden products in Raisio.
The guardians of harmony.
Small, wooden, round. Made in Finland by hand. Aarikka's Elves are true Aarikka, everyday celebration at its finest. Collected and loved for 40 years.
Finnish handicraft & design
Eco-friendliness and sustainability are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we choose only the best wood for our raw materials.