Tooled Leather in Spain
Country of the crafting: Spain
Region of the crafting: Andalucia
Town of the crafting: Ubrique
Type of the crafting: Fur and skin
Work with malleable materials.Leather becomes handicraft objects.Its made by hand. It is used for luxury binding covers, wallets, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, frames, etc.,It is done by working with different sizes and shapes from the bottom of the piece, located on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the craftsman works sinking more those Area s that should have a greater relief on the other side. the final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front of the piece, delineating it with thinner chisels to obtain a greater definition.The materials are malleable and leather is used in handicrafts or works of art.Leather is one of the most useful materials for humanity since its origins, either for personal use or to make useful objects. Therefore, having such a remote origin, the skin has been and is treated in a thousand different ways to beautify it, one of these technique s to achieve it is precisely the embossing technique.