Leather Heart Necklace
Regular price $18.00
If you spend enough time in Croatia, you will notice that there are red hearts everywhere! These leather hearts are handmade by a master craftsman in Vinkovci according to traditional Slavonian leathercraft techniques, with leather “button” and flower detail work and hand-cut glass mirrors to add sparkle.
Showing love with the gift of a heart goes back to the 16th century in Croatia. A young man would give a decorated cookie, or licitar, to his beloved, and when she saw her reflection in the tiny mirror, she would know that she was the only one in his heart. Tell someone "I love you" with this beautiful tradition!
The differences between these are subtle—choose your color based on the button in the center of the flower.
Each heart is approx. 6 cm wide by 7 cm high, and length with attached necklace is approx. 41 cm laid out straight.
Handmade in Vinkovci.