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When I travel abroad, I make it my mission to find at least one timeless, local & wearable fashion piece. So when my dear friend Arta came to visit me in London, we made it our mission to find a timeless fashion piece for her to take home.

In a search for the ultimate accessory, we traveled to Camden Town. Just near the Horse House in Camden Town market, we found couple of craftsmen running a handcrafted leather stall. And boy you can get some fine leather crafts there.

Arta ended up getting a handmade elephant skin leather belt with her name embossed on it. The accessory to be passed down from generation to generation. And this is a story of how it was made.

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We arrived in Camden Town.
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And looked for the stall near the Horse House.
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Arta chose the leather.
Craftsman cut 4cm wide belt (regular size to fit jeans).
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Then he trimmed the edges.
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Arta chose the buckle to go with her belt.
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Tools in action.
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Craftsman shortened the belt to fit Arta’s size.
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These letters were embossed on her belt.
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Embossing in action.
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Embossing in action.
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Voila!

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