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Bolsa de piel de oveja

Bolsa de piel de oveja

La piel de las cabras y las ovejas se usaba para hacer bolsas resistentes para el uso diario. Las bolsas fueron utilizadas principalmente por los pastores y fueron decoradas.

  Country:  Chipre


Capitonnè: come crearlo?

Capitonnè: come crearlo?

Il capitonné è un ornamento che rende la superficie di divani, poltrone o altro, piacevolmente ondulata, aumentando la morbidezza del rivestimento. Sulla copertura viene applicata una fila di bottoni disposti in modo equidistante tra loro impiegando strumenti tecnici, ricreando così come una serie di "cuscini" posti fianco a fianco.


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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Capitonnè: how to do it?

Capitonnè: how to do it?

The capitonné is an embellishment that makes the surface of the sofa, an armchair or something else, pleasantly undulating, enhancing the softness of the upholstery. Through the use of technical tools used by artisans for the production of capitonné, a series of buttons are applied equidistantly on the covering, recreating a series of “pillows” placed side by side. 

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Cappotti di pelle rumeni

Cappotti di pelle rumeni

L'artigianato tradizionale rumeno dei cappotti di pelle risale a tempi antichi. Le prime occupazioni dei conciatori (coarius) sono provate da monumenti funerari nel periodo geto-daciano. 

Oggi quest'arte è difficilmente praticata e i cappotti sono usati per costumi popolari. Quelli di pelle, modificati e ornamentati, sono molto apprezzati, tanto che eventi particolari hanno luogo in loro onore. 

  Country:  Romania, all region


Cuero repujado

Cuero repujado

El repujado es una técnica artesanal que consiste en trabajar con materiales maleables para obtener una figura ornamental en relieve. El estampado de cuero es el arte de convertir el cuero en objetos de artesanía u obras de arte, utilizando técnicas de modelado y coloración. Este estampado se practica a mano. El cuero tiene que ser trabajado en ambos lados. En uno de ellos se dibuja, y luego se graba en relieve en el reverso.
Se realiza trabajando con buriles de diferentes tamaños y formas desde la parte inferior de la pieza, emplazada sobre una superficie suave que permite la deformación progresiva de la superficie trabajada. De esta manera, el artesano trabaja en "negativo", hundiendo más aquellas áreas que deberían tener un mayor relieve en el otro lado. Los detalles finales del relieve se obtienen trabajando en la parte frontal de la pieza, delineandola con cinceles más finos para obtener una mayor definición.
El grabado en cuero se utiliza para cubiertas de encuadernaciones de lujo, carteras, marcos para retratos, asientos y respaldos de sillas, marcos, etc., con decoraciones tradicionales bañadas en oro, ya coloreadas, pirograbadas con recursos de metal y esmaltes, gemas, etc.
El estampado del cuero es un arte practicado en la España musulmana y alcanzó gran fama en ciudades como Córdoba, de donde proviene el nombre "cordobán".

  Country:  Andalucía, España


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Embossed leather

Embossed leather

Embossing is an artisanal technique that consists of working with malleable materials to obtain an ornamental figure in relief. Leather embossing is the practice of making leather into craft objects or works of art, using shaping and colouring techniques. This embossing is practiced by hand. The leather has to be worked on both sides. In one of them is drawn, and then embossed on the reverse.

It is made by working with burins of different sizes and shapes from the underside of the piece, arranged on a soft surface that allows the progressive deformation of the worked surface. In this way, the artisan works in "negative", sinking more those areas that should have greater relief on the other side. The final details of the relief are obtained by working on the front side of the piece, outlining this with finer chisels to obtain a greater definition.

Embossing in leather is used for covers of luxury bindings, portfolios, frames for portraits, seats and backs of chairs, screens, etc., with traditional decorations already gilded, already colourful, pyrographed with metal applications and enamels, gems, etc.

The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain which The embossing of leather is an art practiced in Muslim Spain and achieved great fame in cities such as Cordova, from where the name Cordovan comes.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

Figures made with wood and skin used for shadow theater

The figures for the shadow theatre were produced using sheep skin and wood or vegetable fibre, especially the fibre form a type of pumpkin that was dried and then could be used to carve the figures. Sometimes the figures were carved on sheep skin and then attached to wood to make them roboosed.

The figures then were painted with natural colours to have the required appearance. The production of the figures is continuous up to date and many are used as souvenirs and they are produced using new more easy materials. 

the figures were usually representing everyday people and imaginary charakters such as kings and dragons and they were used to make up stories to entertain people.

  Country:  Cyprus


Filatura della lana a mano su canocchia con mandrino

Filatura della lana a mano su canocchia con mandrino

I famosi tessuti tradizionali rumeni derivano dal lavoro e il possesso di abilità speciali. Nei villaggi rumeni, le donne erano addestrate nelle arti tessili (tessitura, filatura della lana, canapa, cotone, lino) sin da giovanissime. 


Oggi, i pochi custodi di antiche tradizioni sono proprio gruppi di persone in zone rurali. Un mastro artigiano ci mostra i metodi lavorativi del passato. La lana deve prima passare attraverso una serie di fasi preparatorie, pulizia, cardatura a mano o con una macchina. Poi la lana viene avvolta e legata sulla canocchia ed è pronta per ruotare. 


  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Hand carding and combing sheep's wool

Combing and carding are two related techniques for preparing wool.

With respect to sheep’s wool, the two techniques are used for making either worsted or woollen threads respectively.

Combing is a technique whereby wool is passed through a series of straight, metal teeth in order to lay the fibres parallel to one another.

Carding is a technique whereby two hand cards are used. Hand cards are typically square or rectangular paddles. These cards have numerous wire teeth set into a paper, leather or metal ground.

The teethed cards are used to separate the fibres, to spread them into a web (but not in parallel lines as in combed wool) and to remove any short or broken fibres as well as impurities.

  Country:  Poland


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

Hand spinning wool on a distaff with drop spindle

The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. In the Romanian villages, women were trained into traditional fiber arts (weaving, hand spinning wool, hemp, cotton, flax) from an early age. Nowadays, the few keepers of ancient customs and traditions are old rural people. 

A traditional artisan master shows us the working methods of the past. First the wool must go through a series of preparatory processes, cleaning, combing, carding by hand or with a wool carding machine. Then, the wool is wrapped and tied on the distaff and it is ready to spin.

  Country:  Romania/Bucovina


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt

Highlander’s belt (in local dialect: oposek) is a highlander’s decorative broad leather money belt tied with several metal buckles.

The belt is one of the most important elements of male folk costume worn by Highlanders (Gorals) in Polish area of the Tatra Mountains, Podhale region.

Unlike other regional groups in Poland, Highlanders from Podhale wear traditional outfit (or its elements) on a daily basis. The object shown in the picture comes from the Podhale village of Zab (named Zubsuche until 1965).

It was probably made in the 19th century but its manufacturer, place of completion, and time of last usage, are unknown. In 1961 it was purchased for the ethnographic collections at the Dr Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in Zakopane.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Lavorazione della pelle a Firenze

Lavorazione della pelle a Firenze

Il video mostra il lavoro di un calzolaio italiano impegnato nella realizzazione di scarpe su misura. Le scarpe sono interamente di pelle e richiedono diverse fasi di lavoro: il taglio della pelle, la creazione della forma della scarpa, il tocco finale e la decorazione.


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Lavori in pelle svolti in Belgio

Lavori in pelle svolti in Belgio

Il video mostra la tecnica usata per lavorare la pelle che viene prima tagliata per darle la giusta forma poi dipinta ed infine l'aggiunta degli ultimi ritocchi. 

Il video mostra la realizzazione di una cinta di pelle.


  Country:  Belgium


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather manufacturing in Florence

Leather manufacturing in Florence

The video shows the work of an Italian shoemaker, during the realisation of tailored shoes. The shoes are made entirely with leather and requires different phases of work: the cut of the leather, the shape of the shoes, the finishing touch and the decoration. 

  Country:  


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather shoes called "krpce"

Leather shoes called "krpce"

Krpce are a typical Slovak oldest folk leather shoe. The history of origin goes back to 9-10th century.

The material used for its manufacture, is a natural leather.

Krpce can be weared by women, men and children, too. The top of these shoes is cut out with one piece of ground leather. Further garbage processing gives them the desired shape on the foot. For increased abrasion resistance, they have a padded and stitched outsole made of durable leather. From a practical point of view, it is not advisable to have a bare foot. Walking (even dancing) is more comfortable if thicker socks of sheep's wool are dressed. The whole manufacture process takes around 2 hours.

The video offers an example of the great manufacturing skills of the Slovak folk shoes, called krpce.

  Country:  Slovakia


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Leather work made in Belgium

Leather work made in Belgium

The video shows the technique used to work the leather. First of all, the leather is cut in order to give the right shape; then it is painted; finally, the last finishing touches are made. The video shows the creation of a leather belt.

  Country:  Belgium


Manufactura de alfombras de piel de oveja

Manufactura de alfombras de piel de oveja

Las primeras referencias de estos productos de piel se remontan al  siglo XVIII, cuando se utilizaron para proteger a las personas y capear el tiempo.
Actualmente, los productos de lana como las alfombras son muy populares en Eslovaquia. Hay algunos tipos, como por ejemplo la "alpaka",  que es cinco veces más cálido que la lana original, y el "moher".
La fase más importante del procesamiento es la maceración ya que sin ella, la piel se vuelve frágil.
El segundo paso es desengrasar la piel de los tejidos grasos.
El tercero, es el paso más sensible del proceso: la limpieza, en la que las pieles se sumergen en una solución especial para preservar la lana.
El cuarto paso es el decapado, para lo cual la piel se empapa y se vuelve a salar. Al final se estira  y seca en el exterior, poniendo las pieles en tensión con ayuda de clips. El último paso es la personalización del producto de acuerdo con las necesidades del cliente. El vellón de la piel de oveja tiene una excelente propiedad aislante y es resistente a las llamas y la electricidad estática. Su explotación es versátil.
En Eslovaquia también se aplica en los abrigos de piel de oveja llamados "kudmen", con temas bordados artesanalmente, además de botas forradas de piel de oveja, sombreros y muchos otros utensilios de abrigo. El artículo presentado en este video es una alfombra de piel de oveja 100% natural, ejemplo de la gran habilidad del procesamiento de la piel de oveja en Eslovaquia.

  Country:  Eslovaquia


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Romanian Sheepskin Coats

Romanian Sheepskin Coats

The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian sheepskin vests goes back to ancient times. The early occupation of skinners (coriarius) is attested on funerary monuments from the Geto-Dacian period. Today this craft is 
is rarely encountered, and the coats are mostly used in popular costumes. The leather coats,  tweaked and ornamented, they became are very appreciated and expensive celebration clothing for important events.

  Country:  Romania, all region


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddle crafting technique

Saddle crafting technique

- The item represented is a horse saddle. Flaps, girth straps, and stirrup leathers are typically made from animal skins taken from cattle, pig, sheep, or deer; cowhide is the most common skin used in saddle making. Saddle trees can be composed of several materials, including beech wood, fiberglass, plastic, laminated wood, steel, aluminum, and iron, and of course leather and skin.
- The technique used is the old traditional handmade technique for creating saddles.
- In medieval times, Spain became one of the most important exporters of the Western modern saddles for Spanish colonies in America during the colonization era. 

This video shows all the steps necessary for creation of the saddle.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Saddlery and harness

Saddlery and harness

The saddlery is the art of working various leather goods or saddles for horses. A garrison is a piece or arrangement of cavalry saddles, pack saddles and rigging. The saddler works handcrafted leather objects, masters in the art of transforming a piece of leather without any form except that of the animal.

To this artisan work it is necessary to have specialized tools such as the softwood board for cutting work, measuring tape , hammer to tap the leather and rivet the hardware, knives for cutting, 'chaira' or sharpener tool for sharpening the cutters, etc., as well as templates, tweezers, scissors, punches, ruler, compass, wooden scratcher, letter figures and numbers markers, and riveters,

Other materials are often used in addition to leather, such as canvas, fat wool called yarn with which garrisons are made or drawings on mounts or colored clothes and threads.

The word 'talabartería' means saddlery, having its origin in the term talabarte, "belt with shots to carry the sword or sabre”.

  Country:  Spain


Sheep fur carpet manufacturing

Sheep fur carpet manufacturing

First references of this fur products go back to the period of 18. century when they were used to protect people against the weather.


Currently wool products such as carpets are very popular in Slovakia. There are some types of them, for example "alpaka" which is 5 times warmer as an original fleece. Another type is "moher".