Altaika "Bonfire of the Vanities"



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With over 375 pieces of subdued kaleidoscopic colors, “Bonfire of the Vanities” is an absolute attention grabber. Can’t miss being noticed. “Bonfire of the Vanities” is a crowd pleaser and super head-turner. It's photomosaic patterns catch any onlooker’s eye effortlessly. When worn, it would be the talk-of-the-town – a showstopper.

What's more, the "Bonfire of the Vanities" is painstakingly stitched together with needle and thread one piece at a time. Impossible to find anything like this. 
The "Bonfire of the Vanities" stands out like a tempered landscape garden of the impressionist period. The colors of the Altai Mountains are embedded in its layout - a bit chaotic like high alpine scenes. Attracts so much attention that it explodes like a kindling in a bonfire. 
While ancient mosaics were created from tiny uneven pieces of pebbles, wood, or glass of different colors, the “Bonfire of the Vanities” is the impressionist’s delight and was crafted from assorted colored pieces of sheepskin. Absolutely unique and one-of-a-kind.
“Bonfire of the Vanities” reminds us of Claude Monet’s "Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist’s Garden at Argenteuil.” This vest was created over several weeks revealing the artisan's emotional intensity and love affair with different tones and hues.

What's more, “Bonfire of the Vanities” also reflects the emotional language of nature’s profusion of diversity in an otherwise boring world. Excellent for any outdoor activity such as après-ski, chopping wood, or just strolling in public areas. 

If you want anonymity, “Bonfire of the Vanities” is not for you. This vest is for the bold and audacious - the extrovert’s delight, and great for selfies!


Name Altaika                   Bonfire of the Vanities
# of Pieces 375+
Materials Sheepskin
Size Small
Chest 38 inches
Hips 42 inches
Back 27 inches
Collar Yes
Trim Leather
Closure Two-Way Zipper YKK Bluish
Pockets 2 Side Pockets

Important Sizing Note

The dimensions indicated for each Altaika vest (“Chest”, “Hips” and “Back”) are the measurements (in inches) of the inside of each vest at the chest (horizontal), hips (horizontal) and back (vertical). When measuring yourself, be very careful; use a tape measure.

It is recommended that you leave at least 2-4 inches from your actual body measurement to get a comfortable and loose fit, which depends on the amount of clothing underneath the vest.

Each vest will show measurements as follows:

  1. “Chest” measurement indicates the circumference of the inside of the vest at chest level.
  2. “Hips” measurement indicates the circumference of the inside of the vest at hip level.
  3. “Back” measurement is the vertical distance from the cross-seam at the bottom of the collar of the vest to the bottom of the vest.

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