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Years ago, in a two-bedroom apartment my mom Iliana found herself enchanted with the arts of bow making and primitive crafts. Annoying as it was to try to accommodate two growing children and an increasingly space-demanding hobby, she patiently ignored our moaning and became a valued member of an online community of bow-makers. She met lovely people who saw her eagerness to learn and taught her gladly. Before long, her greatest passion came out when she wanted to express her gratitude by creating leather archery outfits for her friends. It turned out she was blessed with a talent to create wonderful things out of leather.

Tragedy struck a few years ago, when my grandfather died suddenly in a car accident and my parents decided to create something to honor him and to last as a memory in his name. They moved to a quiet little village near the city, in a spot left by my other grandfather and built…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 25
  • Joined February 2, 2010

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all natural materials, leather, wood, antler, linen

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About

Years ago, in a two-bedroom apartment my mom Iliana found herself enchanted with the arts of bow making and primitive crafts. Annoying as it was to try to accommodate two growing children and an increasingly space-demanding hobby, she patiently ignored our moaning and became a valued member of an online community of bow-makers. She met lovely people who saw her eagerness to learn and taught her gladly. Before long, her greatest passion came out when she wanted to express her gratitude by creating leather archery outfits for her friends. It turned out she was blessed with a talent to create wonderful things out of leather.

Tragedy struck a few years ago, when my grandfather died suddenly in a car accident and my parents decided to create something to honor him and to last as a memory in his name. They moved to a quiet little village near the city, in a spot left by my other grandfather and built a cottage-like wooden house where you can always feel the gentle presence of loving, protective ancestors.

My mom settled her workshop in the attic of the house. Thanks to Etsy (and her awesome creations), her small business grew so big she needed a second pair of hands. So I come in occasionally to help out with the prep work and with communications.
We enjoy working with leather a lot and that is reflected in our creations. They are charged with good mojo and we hope you love them as much as we love making them!

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