Displaying a camouflage beadwork band across the hand, these brown leather mittens are named for the ninth highest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat. It is the western anchor of the Himalayas around which the Indus River skirts into the plains of Pakistan. It is also notoriuously difficult to climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early 20th century lent it the nickname "killer mountain".
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from brown high-quality suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork and are lined with Polartec® Thermal Pro® 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.
As each leather glove and mitten is hand-sewn and uses natural materials, each leather mitten will possess slight variation in the look of the leather and beadwork. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique gloves more akin to works of art.