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Leo Tolstoy was one of the world’s pre-eminent writers becoming famous through his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.” — Leo Tolstoy
His philosophy began to attract disciples and idealistic Tolstoy communes. He became ex-communicated from the Orthodox church but his legacy as a writer and unique thinker were enhanced throughout the world. He gained a status as being the world’s leading writer.
In the evening of his life he developed a close relationship with a young Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was very impressed with Tolstoy’s belief in non-violent resistance, vegetarianism and brand of ‘anarchist Christianity’.
We dedicate this piece to Leo Tolstoy in recognition of his work, thank you.
Imperfectly perfect, each piece is handmade from fallen leaves, dyed by hand and so every piece is unique, no two are or will ever be the same. Due to the nature of this process, design and stitching, colors may vary.
Our leaf wallets are made from fallen leaves and are PETA approved. Each piece is handmade from leaves and can take up to 6 weeks to produce depending on the season and demand, although we get hundreds of requests, we refuse to over commercialise and mass factory produce our leaf products. Please take this into consideration when ordering.
Picture: “Lev Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana“, 1908, the first color photo portrait in Russia under Wikipedia Creative Commons.
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