Meir is an autodidact who learned leathercraft by himself. Leather crafting came about almost by chance, when Elbaz practiced karate and needed a bag for his workout clothes. Without neither prior knowledge nor equipment, Meir made leather handbags for himself and his friends. The word about Elbaz’s bags spread all over the city, and the rest is history.
Since his arrival to the Artists’ Colony of Jerusalem in 1974, Elbaz has created handbags and leather accessories such as handmade belts and purses by personal invitation. Elbaz also specializes in the manufacture of weapons holsters and related equipment.