The guadamecí is a leather working technique, developed in the city of Cordoba under the Arab influence.
The term comes from the andalucian/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 or gold leaf layer is added to the embossing of the leather, which is then worked on.
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 and also for religious purposes decorating the fronts of the altars.
This piece represents one of the doors of the Royal House located in the Medina Azahara complex in Cordoba.
- Product made by hand in Spain. Made with top quality sheepskin.
- All the materials used are of natural origin and not harmful to the environment.
- Measurements: 55 x 45cm.