Displaying a colorful beadwork design on the gauntlet, these leather mittens are named for Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and scientist. Humboldt's quantitative work on the botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measuremements also laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorlogical monitoring.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from light tan high-quality suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the gauntlet and are lined with Polartec® High Loft insulation. Working directly with a tannery in the USA, we developed a suede leather, injected with silicone during the tanning process for further waterproofing, that is extremely durable yet retains great dexterity. The length and cut of their design allows for a jacket to slide fully inside without bunching while providing a close fit that protects the wrists and hands from snow in the heaviest of powder days.
As each leather mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, each leather mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather, beadwork, and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.