Although the type of leather used to craft these luxurious coasters is called English bridle, the leather was actually tanned in the USA. English bridle leather is the most water-resistant, making it ideal for this purpose. Because the coasters are hand-cut and hand-finished, each will vary slightly. Mia Barrett is the founder, designer, and sole employee of Cicada Leather Company. Operating out of a small apartment in Missoula, MT, she handcrafts each piece using only the finest leather, traditional human-powered tools, and time-honored techniques.