About

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Soumana Saley

My name is Soumana Saley. I am an experienced leather craftsman trained in the techniques of fine French leather handwork.  I started when I was a young boy as an apprentice in Niger, my native country.  By my early twenties, I had my own workshop and was supplying Africa’s leading couturier. In 2008, I moved to the United States.  I now have a workshop in a small town in Central Pennsylvania.

 

 My signature style is characterized by classic shapes with contemporary detailing.  I like to mix the leather with handmade textiles I find on my trips to Africa.  I also work with an artist in the United States to create items using leather printed with original designs.

 

 In addition, I do custom work.  For more information, contact me by clicking here.