Handmade leather

handmade leather

Leather is a natural, durable and flexible material obtained from tanning the raw skin of animals, especially cows.

The tanning process transforms perishable skin into a stable, permanent and flexible natural material for a variety of applications. Leather in combination with wood formed the basis of ancient technology.

 

Numerous properties of leather, both in terms of application and in terms of beauty and durability, have led artisans and artists from the distant past to use it in the manufacture and supply of many people’s needs, whether goods that were the daily necessities of life and practical products or Items that had a decorative aspect and were used for beauty and decoration and enjoyment.

The art of Pyrography (burning on Leather)

The art of burning  on leather has existed in Iran since Safavid times. At that time, this art was used on the cover of the Quran and exquisite manuscripts. During the extinction of the Safavid dynasty of the Qajar dynasty, this art was forgotten.

The name of burning  art has been considered for two reasons.

First, the use of burnt colors, ie opaque and baked colors in leather fuel art, unlike Iranian miniature art and painting, this is one of the main principles of leather fuel art.