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.