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Leather Wall Art Guadamecí Mosque Arch

€575,00 EUR

Andalucía is renowned for two types of leather work; the Guadamecí and the Cordovan. The Cordovan was mostly used for practical pieces such as chairs, to cover chests, saddles, belts, etc.

However, the Guadamecí pieces were is strictly decorative and aesthetic. They were characterised by the application of silver and gold leaf on the leather after it had been embossed. High quality tanned sheepskin or goatskin were used.It was applied to walls, screens, framed pieces, headboards, cushions and also to religious objects. Its name is of an Arabic origin and some say that it comes from the North African town of Ghadamés.

This handmade leather wall art represents arches on the western facade of the Great Mosque of Cordoba belonging to the expansion that the caliph Al Hakam II ordered to build during his mandate. The double arches consist of a lower horseshoe arch and an upper semi-circular arch. They are known for the alternating of the red and white voussoirs (the wedge-shaped element of the arches).

  • Handmade leather wall hanging.
  • Made from top quality sheep skin.
  • Measurements: 70 x 60 cm

*This product is manufactured once the order is completed. Please note that as it is a handmade product, which involves working with dyes that need drying, it may take two or three weeks to be ready. By purchasing this leather painting, we understand that you agree with the time it takes to be manufactured.

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