Arte y cuero
Leather Wall Art Guadamecí Wooden Beam Cordoba Mosque
This piece depicts part of the decoration of a carved and polychrome wooden beam that currently continues to support the weight of the ceilings and roofs of the Mosque of Córdoba.
The guadamecí is a leather working technique, developed in the city of Cordoba under the Arab influence. The ceilings of some rooms of the Alhambra were made following this technique.
This piece is part of the decoration of a carved and polychrome wooden beam that currently continues to support the weight of the ceilings and roofs of the Mosque of Córdoba.
The term comes from the Andalusian/Arabic word ḡadamisí, which refers to the name given to the city of Gadamés, a town in Northern Africa that was formerly specialized in the production of decorated leather articles. The main characteristic of this technique is that a silver layer is added to the embossing of the leather, which is then worked upon.
The guadamecí was traditionally used to decorate the interior of buildings. Its main function was to cover the walls of the houses, although it was also used to upholster floors, decorate furniture, be part of the fronts of the altars and to make book covers.
This piece is made according to the patterns of Islamic vegetable decoration. These patterns are characterized by arabesques or atauriques, geometric motifs inspired by the stems and leaves of plants.
- Product made by hand in Spain. Made with top quality sheepskin.
- All the elements used are of natural origin and not harmful to the environment.
- Measurements: 56 x 48 cm.