The JP and Mattie Collection is designed with a vintage Bohemian flair. All the fabrics used are from natural fibers. The clothes are hand dyed in root and vegetable dyes and dried out in the sun thus giving them their soft, slightly grayed and artisan look. No commercial driers are used. The styling is timeless with little handcrafted details. Nothing is mass produced in factories.
The sandals and bags are all handcrafted in small artisan workshops with a tradition of the master craftsman teaching and training the young artisans.
Hill Tribe bags are made out of deconstructed ceremonial garments that are exquisitely embroidered. As fewer and fewer women continue to make and embroider these outfits, these finely embroidered pieces of art are becoming more and more rare. Many embroidered pieces are now sold as collectables framed and protected by glass to hang on walls.
A nomadic artisan character links the clothes, the artisan leather sandals, the hand woven leather bags and what has now become the signature Hill Tribe bags. A certain “one of a kind” quality make each piece something that will become a favorite treasured piece for many years.