Accessories

CREATIVE CUSTOMIZATION IS THEIR FORTE

ColsenKeane Leather is celebrating its successful, first decade  By Lynn Ascrizzi A rugged, hefty cowhide handbag finished in ColsenKeane's signature "Crazy Horse" style of leather, rubbed with special-purpose waxes to give the cowhide a distressed, "antique" patina that will change color and texture, over time. Like many a small enterprise in its start-up phase, ColsenKeane Leather, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina, had a humble beginning. “I began making leather goods
Artisan Supplier

Maker’s Leather Supply: New Ideas for a New Generation

By Nick Pernokas Aaron and Janie Heizer stock a very large quantity of all sorts of leather which can be purchased in small amounts. In a cynical world that has moved past Roy Rogers and John Wayne, a world where a phone has become a wallet, and kids don’t need a belt like their cowboy heroes wear anymore, you’d think that leathercraft would be a dying hobby. Fortunately that’s not
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POP! Goes the West

Andy Warhol Went Thataway New Exhibition Spotlights the Artist’s Love of the Cowboy Way Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians: John Wayne, 1986 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.1998.1.2493.1 By Gene Fowler Andy wore cowboy boots. Who knew? Wait—what? Andy who? If you were alive for very long in the last century, you know this particular Andy only needs one