Andalusia is known for two types of leather work; the Guadamecí and the Cordovan techniques. The Cordovan was used mainly for practical pieces such as chairs, to cover chests, saddles, belts, etc.
However, the Guadamecí pieces were strictly decorative and aesthetic. They were characterized by the application of silver and gold leaf to the leather after it had been engraved. High quality tanned sheep or goat skins were used. It was applied to walls, screens, framed pieces, headboards, cushions and also to religious objects. Its name is of Arab origin and some say that it comes from the city of Ghadamés, in North Africa.
This embossed leather framed piece whose central motif is made up of an arabesque can be found in Medina Azahara, Cordoba.
- Handmade guadamecí leather frame.
- Made of premium quality sheepskin.
- Measures: 49 x 36 cm
* Please note that this is a handmade product made to order, so it may take 15-20 days to be made and shipped.