1970s Rare Char Suede & Snake Bolero

I am having a little hippie chic bohemian moment so forgive me the indulgence of sharing it with you. There is just something about these late 60s, early 70s hand made, soft as butter leathers that just feel right at the moment. The Char label is one of the best and has a cult like following and I have a couple of really unusual pieces to share. This one is a fantastic cropped bolero made of a combination of dyed sueded deer skin in a rust color with fantastic snake insets under each arm. Char made these pieces, by hand from approx 1968 - about 1975-76 in Mexico. Some of the best leather craftsman in the world were there at the time and the piece made are fantastic. It's all hand whip-stitched and corded and the ball details on the tassel on the front are hand carved. Just look at those amazing shoulders! Unusual and fantastic and in excellent condition.

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