The Ozark Mountains are steeped in folklore, tradition and popular antiquities. Leather is known in Ozark Mountain history as being a symbol of strength and unity. Leather has long been used in the mountains to securely hold things together. It was an integral part of transportation during the horse and buggy days, carrying cargo and people from one place to another. This important material is literally woven into everything from saddles to soles of shoes. The smell, the feel and the sound of leather possess a comforting quality unlike many raw materials of that endurance. This fresh ceremony idea puts a local spin on the traditional unity candle ceremony. You can choose to brand a surname or monogram or another meaningful symbol into your ceremony leather and then have it framed and put on display in your new home!.