'THE LOST ART' SHOP

The Lost Art is a social enterprise activity that supports job seekers, social inclusion for disadvantaged groups to learn new skills in traditional bush leather craft skills. A line of hand made products have been developed and made by local volunteers with all profits being returned into local projects to build capacity of regional communities.

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LEATHER BELTS

A staple in the iconic stockman's outfit is his handmade, authentic leather belt. Stylish, earthy tans compose the belts we craft at The Lost Art Studio, and can be customised in terms of length and size for the wearer. Sophisticated in craftsmanship and rich in heritage, the leather belt has remained a classic piece in nearly every Australian's collection.

List of colours: Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown.

Adult sizes range from 30" to 46" waist. Please specify colour and size when ordering.

Plain leather belts

PLAIN LEATHER BELTS

Price: $70
Colours
Buckle
Size
Decorated leather belts. TOP: Stitching only  BOTTOM: Kangaroo Lace decoration

DECORATED LEATHER BELTS

Price: $90
Colours
Buckle
Decoration
Size
Ladies leather belts

LADIES LEATHER BELTS

Price: $20
Colours
Buckle
Size
HAND PLAITED BELTS

Using genuine kangaroo leather (35mm width), these belts have been hand plaited using multiple interlocking strands. A traditional technique transposed into a modern accessory, plaited belts are ideal for both men and women, day or night wear. Rich in texture and colour, plaited belts make the perfect gifts due to their versatility and durability.

Adult sizes range from 30" to 46" waist. Please specify colour and size when ordering.

Hand Plaited Belts - Single colour

SINGLE COLOUR PLAITED BELTS

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $80
Ring Buckle
Choose 1 colour from list above
Size
Hand Plaited Belts - Multiple colours

MULTI-COLOUR PLAITED BELTS

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $80
Ring Buckle
Size
Choose colours from list above
 
HAT BANDS

Throughout the past century, every stockman has been known for the hat they wear. Hat bands have been in popular usage on Akubra hats, straw hats, and in ornamental displays for the personal, unique aesthetic they bring. Whether for wear or decoration, each traditional hat band is finely crafted into either flat or round plaits using kangaroo leather.

Plain coloured hat bands

ROUND PLAIT HAT BANDS
SINGLE COLOUR

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $35
Choose 1 colour from above list
Multi-coloured hat bands

ROUND PLAIT HAT BANDS
MULTI-COLOURS

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $35
Choose colours from above list
Flat Hat Bands

FLAT PLAIT HAT BANDS
MULTI-COLOURS

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $40
Choose colours from above list
HANDBAGS / SATCHELS

Leather handbags and satchels are a timeless essential for every Australian. The Lost Art Studio produces a variety of styles, ranging from sleek, plain leather to engraved and embossed print. Sizes can vary from compact to carry your necessities, or to full-sized computer bags for the Australian on the go. Accented with gold buckles, these bags exude the deep reds, cool blacks and warm browns that the Outback is known for.

Plain leather handbags

PLAIN LEATHER HANDBAGS

Price: $120
Colour
Buckle
Decorated leather handbags

DECORATED LEATHER HANDBAGS

Price: $120
Colour
Buckle
Decoration wanted
Decorated leather satchel

LEATHER COMPUTER BAGS

Price: $220
Colour
Buckle
Decoration wanted
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Key rings

KEY RINGS

Take a piece of outback heritage with you in your adventures with The Lost Art Studio key rings. Hand-plaited, each key ring is made from genuine kangaroo leather and can come in a variety of colours. Personal, unique and fashionable, these key rings have become a popular gift item for women and men. Whether plaited flat or round, these key rings will carry a slice of the west with you wherever you go

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Price: $10
Type of plait
Stubby Holders

STUBBY HOLDERS

Whether knocking back a cold one or at a gathering with friends, stubby holders have been a staple in most every Australian's essentials. Perfect for both everyday use and for drinks on the go, the stubby holders we make at The Lost Art Studio are made from 100% durable leather, making sure your drink stays cold and upright on most surfaces. These stubby holders can be personalised with any lettering or logo, which The Lost Art emboss with traditional leatherworking techniques.

Price: $30
Personalise as below
Two-Up

'TWO-UP'


'Two-Up's' is a traditional Australian game. Most commonly played with pennies, this game was originally played by Diggers during WW1 and WW2. To play this traditional Australian game, a Two-Up is used by a 'spinner' to throw the two coins in the air–those participating in the game would then bet on which sides the coins would land. In modern times, this game is commonly played on Anzac day in pubs and clubs throughout Australia, celebrating the heritage and history through this fun game.

Our Two-Ups come with two provided vintage coins, perfectly sized to fit the Two-Ups purpose. Additionally, we also provide a free leather case to keep your Two-Up safe and compact for easy use.

Price: $45
Coin purses

COIN PURSES

The purses made at The Lost Art are quirky, distinctive and chic. From lavish greens to deep reds, each purse made at our studio is a one of a kind novelty. Coming in different shapes and sizes, with various means of holding anything from coins to trinkets, our purses reflect the West's creativity in keeping our valuables safe and close at hand.

Price: $25
Colour
Dog collars

DOG COLLARS

Here in outback Queensland, our trade and culture has always run intertwined with our connection to our animals and livestock. Made of genuine kangaroo leather, the collars at The Lost Art reflect that culture, bridging the gap between durability and comfort. Either for a working dog or a pampered pooch, these leather collars last a lifetime with their rustic style.

Price: $10
Length of collar
Hangers

PLANT HANGERS

Through interlocking pieces of finely cut leather, the plant hangers we craft are one of a kind. Ranging from elegant blacks to earthy browns, our leather plant hangers are sturdy, reliable, and look great too. Well suited for ferns and succulents, any potted plants in our leather hangers add a touch of life and vibrance to any home or veranda. Ranging in an array of sizes and styles, our plant hangers are the perfect addition to your next decoration scheme.

Price: $45
Notebooks

LEATHER NOTEBOOKS

Whether used to write novels or jot down ideas and dates, its no secret as to why classic leather notebooks have been used throughout the centuries and into modern times; they're simply beautiful to collect. Smooth leather meeting crisp paper is a match made in heaven, and The Lost Art takes pride in our leather notebook crafts. From traditional brown tans to reds and blues, our leather notebooks are compact and portable, making them easy to fit in any handbag or satchel.

Price: $30
Colour
Tobacco pouches

TOBACCO POUCHES

Our tobacco pouches are made of 100% leather, keeping your tobacco and cigarette paper safe and secured. Whether for rolling your own cigarettes or used for storage, our tobacco pouches are handmade and can come in a variety of colours for all tobacco users. Great for preventing dryness and keeping your tobacco moist, our leather pouches help retain the quality of your tobacco for malleable rolling.

Price: $30
Colour
Wristbands

WRISTBANDS

The wristbands we make at The Lost Art studio can make great, easily packaged gifts for friends or loved ones. Ranging in a variety of colours, each wristband is hand woven from thinly cut pieces of genuine kangaroo leather. Sturdy, resilient and fashionable, our wristbands are popular amongst men and women, kids and adults. Sentimental and personable, our wristbands look great, feel great, and last a lifetime.

Colour list:
Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Brandy, Whiskey, Saddle Tan, Natural, Purple, Navy, Red, Orange, Yellow, Dark Green, Jade, Pink, White, Royal, Light Blue

Price: $10
Choose 1 or 2 colours from above list
BOOKS

Find out more about Queensland's great outback culture and heritage with the books we provide at The Lost Art Studio. Explore the stockmen's journeys through ages past, and traverse into the world that was outback Queensland. Become immersed in our traditions and practices used in the old days, from mustering, leatherworking, and general farm life without the technology we have today. Inspiring, harsh, and most times poetic, the lives of stockmen and outback locals can be accessed through the books we provide here at The Lost Art.

LOST ART ARCADE BOOK


A collection of 11 murals that connects our heritage and history to traditional bush leather craft and stories of outback lifestyles.
Artwork by Bob Wilson inspired by his memories and those of local drovers and outback stockmen.

Price: $5