Displaying gorgeous beadwork across the back of the wrist, these chocolate brown featherweight leather mittens are named for the Atlantic Puffin. Nesting around the edges of the North Atlantic, the Atlantic Puffin is sought after by birdwatchers. It spends its winters in solitary far from land on the open ocean. The bird has a black crown and back, pale grey cheek patches, and white body and underparts. Its broad, boldly marked red and black beak and orange legs contrast with its plumage. The Atlantic Puffin is a skilled fisher and it swims under water using its semi-extended wings as paddles to "fly" through the water and its feet as a rudder. The bird may fly back to its nest carrying a dozen small fish lined up in bill. Although it has a large population and a wide range, the species has declined rapidly resulting in it being rated as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Astis Featherweight mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from chocolate brown high-quality American deer leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the wrist and are lined with a thin Polartec® Power Dry® insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, we developed a smooth, soft, thin, and stretchable leather that is durable with exceptional dexterity.
The Atlantic Puffin is part of our featherweight line.
As each leather mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, each mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather, fur and beadwork. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique gloves more akin to works of art.