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Leather Art Museum

Vic

Exterior of the museum

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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