I began the project by researching leathercraft as far back as I possibly could, starting around 400,000 years ago and moving toward the present. Humans and other fellow hominin species such as Neanderthals have developed the practice over millennia and many leather craftspeople today still use many of the same tools as our early ancestors did. I then gathered the needed materials and set off to work. I referenced my most-used tote bags and combined them together to create various mockups, which later informed my final design.
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