Nicolas Pop is the owner of La Cueva Leather. He is a self-taught leather craftsman who was born and raised in San Juan La Laguna. His interest in leather began as a child, while accompanying his grandfather on hunting trips in the mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan. It was during this time, seeing the different hides of animals, that the seed was planted in his mind on the various items that could be crafted with them.
La Cueva Leather in San Juan La Laguna is devoted to keeping the art of leather crafting alive. Owner, Nicolas Pop has been pushing the boundaries of imagination custom designing, from the highest quality leather, a wide variety of handbags, tote bags, shoes, belts, backpacks, wallets, knife holders, and many other items for the past 15 years.
La Cueva has a reputation for quality, value, and attention to detail, garnering attention from around the world.
Anyone who has ever made something from leather knows that feeling — that sense of pride and affection for this work of art that you’ve created with your own two hands.