About Harmada Leather: The Ram Ratan Family
Surrounded by dry barren fields and thatched mud huts, Harmada, in Rajasthan, is a small village in the depths of rural India. It is here, that the Ram Ratan family lives and works.
The family comprises of leather producers, making hand-stitched, cut and embroidered items from camel leather, which is produced through an elaborate process of salting, tanning and curing.
Working in an open space in front of their house, they cut out traditional designs from the completely hand-produced leather, after which hand-embroidered designs are added. These are 100% handmade and truly a vanishing craft.
Recently paralyzed by a stroke, Ram Ratan’s legacy is carried forward by his son Suresh.