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Leather Art Museum

Leather in the world

<p>One of the rooms displaying world art: shadow theatre, Ekoi heads, etc.</p>

One of the rooms displaying world art: shadow theatre, Ekoi heads, etc.

Leather objects have been extremely important in non-European cultures in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The articles on display synthesise the strong artistic content of utilitarian or cultural leather objects from all world cultural traditions and show the great aesthetic wealth of the different cultures that have produced them.

OBJECTS

<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>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>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
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