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Leather Art Museum

Vic

<p>Exterior of the museum</p>

Exterior of the museum

The Leather Art Museum was opened in 1996. It houses the collection built up by the tanner from Vic, Andreu Colomer Munmany, a lover of art and of his trade, which led him to look for leather art objects.

The collection is showcased around a wide variety of objects made entirely or partially in leather: chests, screens, escritoires, chairs, saddles, shadow theatre figures, etc.

The works of great artistry are from different origins and times and demonstrate a wide variety of leatherwork techniques. Particularly noteworthy is the gold leather technique (golden and multicolour leather) used to make wall coverings, alter fronts, screens, etc. The cordovan application (very high-quality goat’s hide) also stands out in boxes and chests.

SPACES

<p>&ldquo;Looking with touch&rdquo; area</p>
Looking with touch
Looking with touch
<p>Cordovan box and chest room</p>
Cordovan leather
Cordovan leather
<p>Leather-lined chest and trunk area</p>
Chests and trunks
Chests and trunks
<p>Hispano-Arab cordwain</p>
The cordwains
The cordwains
<p>Religious image area</p>
Religious images
Religious images
<p>Furniture area</p>
Furniture
Furniture
<p>General view of the area housing objects of Hispano-American origin</p>
Hispano-American art
Hispano-American art
<p>One of the rooms displaying world art: shadow theatre, Ekoi heads, etc.</p>
Leather in the world
Leather in the world

OBJECTS

<p>An armchair from the first half of the 17<sup>th</sup> century, mahogany and embossed leather, 105 &times; 70 &times; 46 cm, Spain</p>
Armchair
Armchair
<p>An octagonal box from the 14<sup>th</sup>-15<sup>th</sup> centuries, gold-embossed polychrome leather, 14 &times; 13 &times; 13 cm, Hispano-Arab</p>
Octagonal box
Octagonal box
<p>Ekoi head from the second half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, wood wrapped in leather and cane, 37 &times; 15 &times; 28 cm, Nigeria</p>
Ekoi head
Ekoi head
<p>Chest, 16<sup>th</sup> century, engraved leather and iron, 53 &times; 87 &times; 48 cm, Spain</p>
Chest, 16th century
Chest, 16th century
<p>Mexican <em>petaca</em> or travel basket from the 18<sup>th</sup> century, wood embroidered with American aloe yarn, wrought iron and fretwork and cane, 50 &times; 72 &times; 47 cm, Mexico</p>
Basket
Basket
<p>A fragment of wall covering from the 16<sup>th</sup> century, gilded leather, polychromed and decorated, 62 &times; 85 cm, Spain</p>
Wall covering
Wall covering
<p>A cordwain triptych with the Holy Face, the prayer in the garden and the crucifixion, from the 16<sup>th</sup>-17<sup>th</sup> centuries, cordwain, gilded leather, decorated and polychromed, 49 &times; 68 &times; 5.5 cm, Spain</p>
Triptych of the Holy Face
Triptych of the Holy Face
<p>A 15<sup>th</sup>-century case that probably stored books of hours, engraved and polychromed cordwain with iron, 10 &times; 25 &times; 22 cm, Catalonia</p>
Case. Books of hours
Case. Books of hours
<p>A trunk with painted scenes of the colonisation, 18<sup>th</sup> century, polychromed leather, wood and wrought iron, 43 &times; 105 &times; 55 cm, Peru</p>
Trunk
Trunk
<p>A litter from the 17<sup>th</sup>-18<sup>th</sup> century, wood, polychromed leather, metal and silk, 148 &times; 138 &times; 80 cm, Italy</p>
Litter
Litter
<p>A Gothic-style chest from the 14<sup>th</sup> century, poplar wood, parchment and wrought iron, 58 &times; 128 &times; 55.5 cm, Barcelona (Catalonia)</p>
Chest, 14th century
Chest, 14th century
<p>A cordwain cushion from the 14<sup>th</sup> century, gilded leather, decorated and polychromed (embossed leather on the back), 51 &times; 59 cm, Spain</p>
Cushion
Cushion
<p>Parfleche, 18<sup>th</sup>-19<sup>th</sup> centuries, raw and polychromed hide, 23 &times; 85 &times; 35 cm, Canada</p>
Parfleche
Parfleche
<p>16<sup>th</sup>-century image of St. Paul, cordwain, gilded leather, polychromed and decorated, 65 &times; 46 cm, Spain</p>
St Paul
St Paul
<p>A box with chivalric scenes from the 14<sup>th</sup>-15<sup>th</sup> centuries, wood lined with cordwain and metal, 16 &times; 35.5 &times; 20.5 cm, Catalonia or France</p>
Box with chivalric scenes
Box with chivalric scenes
<p>An escritoire of &ldquo;Jerusalem Delivered&rdquo;, c. 1600-1610, wood, leather, gilded hardware and paint, 48 &times; 80 &times; 33 cm, Italy-France</p>
Escritoire
Escritoire
<p>A Chinese box decorated with haiku poems, 18<sup>th</sup>-19<sup>th</sup> centuries, wood covered in red-lacquered leather, 8.5 &times; 12 &times; 17 cm, China</p>
Chinese box
Chinese box
<p>A 17<sup>th</sup>-century inkstand in wood covered with embossed leather and wooden inserts, 31 &times; 91 &times; 40 cm, Peru</p>
Inkstand
Inkstand
<p>Wall covering with a Chinese decorative motif, 1700-1725, cordwain, gilded leather, decorated and polychromed, 285 &times; 365 cm, Bordeaux (France)</p>
Wall covering
Wall covering
<p>Image of St Francis from the 17<sup>th</sup> century, cordwain, gilded leather, polychromed and decorated, 79 &times; 46 cm, Spain</p>
St Francis
St Francis
<p>A 17<sup>th</sup>-centruy gondola seat, leather embossed in gold and wood, 100 &times; 88 &times; 65 cm, Venice (Italy)</p>
Gondola seat
Gondola seat

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