Foundation crafted by hand with cedar wood sourced from the Paraguayan jungle
Full-grain vegetable tanned cow leather sourced from Paraguay
Leather embroidered handles
Made in Paraguay
23" (L) X 19" (W) 2.5" (H)
CARE Bati leather can get wet! Our leather is treated with organic ingredients that make it water resistant. Even if there's a spill, promptly wipe clean with a damp towel and let the leather dry. Stains can be removed by soaking a sponge in lemon juice and rubbing the affected area with a little elbow grease.
Condition the leather twice a year with Vasoline and a soft micro-fiber towel to enhance leather quality. Condition more if you want the leather color to darken.
The smooth cedar foundation of the tray is sourced from the depths of the vastly untouched jungle town of Rosado, Tobati, Paraguay. Cedar is the most sought-after wood resource in the country, and with reason. It's strong, yet malleable. Its smell is untapped nature. If you close your eyes while inhaling, it takes you to the jungle.
Each side of the tray is symmetrical and smooth to the touch. Such is required when applying leather to an item; it's important that the surface is completely flat to ensure that there are no gaps or bubble after the leather's applied.
After Teo (Bati wood artisan) is done with the trays, he wraps and places them in a bag that he secures on his back before he jets off on his moto to his buddy's house. His buddy, Juan Carlos, is Bati's lead leather artisan. JC invites Teo to stay a while and drink yerba mate. After, Juan Carlos and his team wrap the boxes with soft Bati leather and finish it off with a classic hand stitch.
The result? A one of a kind beauty that fills the room it's in with an intoxicating leather / cedar aroma.
GIVING BACK 🍍Proceeds from each sale fund a scholarship program that provides English and college-preparatory courses to disadvantaged youth in Tobati, Paraguay.