Black Earth Card Holder

£85.00 GBP

  • Wallet Overview

      Handcrafted in England, the workmanship and leather quality of an ART WRD card holder mean it will adjust to hold up to 6 credit cards. It also has such depth of meaning that it's the perfect thoughtful gift. For others - and for yourself.

      Black Earth embodies Nature’s unknown depth and fundamental power. With joyous strokes of black Lucy Farley's artwork depicts a rich strength. The words of John Keats are an affirmation of nature's eternal spiritual dimension in man. Combined, these create an ART WRD like dark soil, fertile and nourishing  - Black Earth for the soul.

      Black Earth comes in a stunning magnetic closure book-style box and includes an exquisite Exploration Card.

      Find out how we make each card holder by hand in England, below.

  • The art

    • "Reservoir Trees, North London" by Lucy Farley 2012

      Embossed on rich brown leather, the words of John Keats blend with this artwork to make a deeply satisfying ART WRD. Farley's trees emanate a permanence in relation to the town they foreground. In their stroke work they contain movement and life, whilst their density and colour invoke a feeling of reverence and mystery.

      Inside Black Earth is a link to its Exploration Page where you can find out more and sign up to its creative world. 

  • The words

    • From "On the Grasshopper and Cricket" by John Keats 1816

      John Keats' poem takes us on a journey from the blistering heat of summer to the bitterest part of winter and on into a drowsy imagination. The animals take up nature's song in relay across seasons. The song also enters man, who transfers it through his mind into a non-material, poetic realm.

      Inside Black Earth is a link to its Exploration Page where you can find out more and sign up to its creative world. 

  • Handcrafted in England

    • Wallets are 97x70mm. Our high quality leather adjusts to hold up to 4 credit cards, a driving licence and a few cardboard cards/tickets or 6 credit cards.

      ART WRD leather is created from an ancient Italian technique using 100% natural, non-toxic, tannins from plants. These give the leather an unmistakable warm and brilliant shade that becomes more intense with daily use and the passing of time.

      In Nottingham, England we work with leather printing pioneers. Utilizing their specialist procedures, artworks are re-created like a tattoo, with ink absorbing deeper into the leather, resulting in unparalleled colour vibrancy, image quality and colour durability.

      Just across the Nottinghamshire Wolds in Melton Mowbray our card holders are handcrafted in small batches using traditional methods. This, along with the natural variation in these artisan products, means each one is unique. Expertly made to the very highest quality, they are full-leather (no nylon inners), double-stitched at pressure points and then lined with leather for durability, accessibility, and refinement.

      In short, ART WRD card holders are designed and made to be something you love for a lifetime.