Hora Sexta by Mark Tallowin

Hora Sexta is a mask to keep the sun from one’s eyes, allowing an afternoon nap, a post-lunch doze, a siesta. In leather designer Mark Tallowin’s research, he discovered that the root of the Spanish word ‘siesta’ is ‘hora sexta’ – a Latin term referring to the sixth hour after morning/dawn mass, ie roughly early afternoon. The fact it sounds like ‘sex hour’ is pure coincidence…

Details: Italian vegetable-tanned leather, hand-stitched in French Linen thread; hand-cut, raw-edge burnished, blind embossed.

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