Displaying a beadwork design on the gauntlet these leather mittens are named for Percy Harrison Fawcett. Fawcett was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Fawcett disappered in 1925 during an expedition to find "Z" - his name for an ancient lost city which he and others believed existed in the jungles of Brazil.
Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from black 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, cowhide pattern, and fur trim. Astis embraces these subtle differences and views them as unique mittens more akin to works of art.