If by Rudyard Kipling engraved leather wall art & heirloom gift


Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ Engraved Leather Wall Art – A Perfect Coming-of-Age Gift

Unveil the timeless wisdom of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ engraved on leather for an inspirational piece of wall art – An ideal gift for birthdays, holidays and special moments. Crafted on leather, this iconic poem transforms into a unique coming-of-age keepsake, meant to be treasured and handed down through generations.

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A traditional gift for boys becoming men. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ engraved leather wall art is an enduring coming-of-age keepsake for special moments

The engraving reads as follows:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling – circa 1895


Choose from two sizes: 8×10 or 11×14 inches.

Frame upgrade? We use a dark brown frame with 1 1/8” thickness around the border. Frame may vary slightly depending on current availability.

● Does not come with glass, this is intentional and necessary for the longevity of the leather.
● If framing yourself, please do not use glass.


Our leather is sourced from full hides made in the USA and obtained through ethical practices as a by-product of the food industry, promoting sustainability and natural materials.

Learn more about the leather on our FAQ page.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 1 in
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