According to ancient Korean tradition, carrying an item of genuine eelskin will bring luck and prosperity to its owner. Therefore, local production of purses in eelskin has been taking place through many generations in South Korea. The eelskin used is a bi-product from the food industry and comes from the deep sea eels, that are not similar to the European eel. The eelskin items are 100% handmade according to old production traditions. Each piece of eelskin is cut out by hand using a mold. Subsequently each piece is sewn together on sewing machines.