The ‘Roca’ is a luxury, hand-crafted, South American polo belt from pampeano.
Featuring pampeano’s iconic pampa diamonds, the instantly recognizable coloured blocks of this polo belt have been hand-woven using classic navy, grey and white wax-dipped threads. These signature threads are thick and robust saddlery threads, originally used for pampeano’s technical polo equipment on the polo fields of Argentina. They have been coated in wax to ensure that they glide through the leather, do not fray or tear, remain vibrant in colour and are easy to clean.
The rich colour of the Havana brown leather contrasts beautifully against the hand-woven threads, creating an iconic design that is eye-catching, instantly recognizable and undeniably pampeano.This traditional polo belt pattern is synonymous with pampeano, and is woven completely by hand by highly skilled artisans in South America, in a traditional process which takes four to five hours to complete each belt.
The intricate, Aztec diamonds are a traditional depiction of the Andes mountain range. The local artisans were inspired by the peaks and troughs which stand against the infinite horizon line.
The leather used on a pampeano polo belt is unparalleled. Only the most exquisite pieces are hand-selected for use. The surface is unblemished, the colour is rich and the handle is supple and buttery. One of its finest characteristics is that it improves with age, creating a patina of memories through its years of wear thanks to the traditional and lengthy vegetable tanning process that it undergoes.
Each polo belt from pampeano is completed with a signature antique brass coloured buckle and is hand-stamped with the iconic tree and horizon line logo which is subtly visible on the tongue of the belt, and can be used as a mark of assurance for the finest, authentic and artisanal craftsmanship.