Pampeano Polo Belt – ‘Jefe’
This smart polo belt has subtle shades of navy and brown and is favoured by those who don’t want anything too loud. pampeano has a belt for everyone, some want a bold statement piece, others may want to make a quieter nod to this phenomenal style. Made in Argentina by hand, our polo belts take on average five hours per belt to make, four of those hours dedicated to the hand weaving. Extremely hard to make perfectly, our weavers are amongst the most skilled and experienced in the country – and as such our hand woven polo belts are held in high regard and stocked by some of the finest department stores around the world. High density waxed yarn is painstakingly looped around premium A grade vegetable tanned leather, that has been stamped into the desired ‘pampa’ design.
Some fashion types refer to our polo belts as Aztec belts, alluding to their native Indian roots; Argentines will take ownership of their polo belt designs, describing the troughs and peaks of the diamonds as representative of the Andes mountains – and different native tribes will have different patterns. The diamond designs carries through into many horse-related items, particularly in the environment of polo; Argentine saddle blankets; pampa design girths, the woven pattern on ponchos for example – all part of the intrinsic tradition of the Argentine horseman.
Pampeano Polo Belts
Pampeano means 'from La Pampa', a wild region of Argentina renowned for its stunning, panoramic views and sun-drenched estancias.
Inspired by South America's rich heritage of unrivalled horsemanship and traditional leather work, pampeano evolved from the polo fields of central Argentina, providing teams with their colours using intricately hand-woven leather polo belts; to becoming a leader in technical polo equipment for both horse and player. Today, pampeano's exquisite leather goods are treasured by those that appreciate the simplicity, beauty and freedom of the South American lifestyle.
Pampeano remains one of the few brands with quality and craftsmanship at its heart. Continuing the cherished techniques of the South American artisans, pampeano uses only premium-grade, butter-soft, vegetable tanned leather and the finest, luxury textiles and threads available. The meticulously practised and perfected skills employed by its artisans have been passed down within their families for generations. Their hand craft is incorporated into pampeano's iconic pampa diamonds, shapes inspired by the peaks and silhouettes of the Andes Mountains and the extraordinary landscapes that surround them.
Providing an authentic piece of South American indulgence and adventure, pampeano inspires you to be part of something exceptional.
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