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On the banks of the Arno River, leather tanners have been plying their trade since the 13th century. To tan their leather, they used to soak the skins in the river, then whip them with mordella plant branches, rich in tannins. Max the leather artisan has been here for three decades, making durable and beautiful leather briefcases, travel bags, computer bags, backpacks, and small leather products using traditional Tuscan leather craft techniques.  

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On the banks of the Arno River, leather tanners have been plying their trade since the 13th century. To tan their leather, they used to soak the skins in the river, then whip them with mordella plant branches, rich in tannins. Max the leather artisan has been here for three decades, making durable and beautiful leather briefcases, travel bags, computer bags, backpacks, and small leather products using traditional Tuscan leather craft techniques.