Saturday, April 08, 2006
Leather Maps Spark Interest as Home Decor
I love leather, as many of you do. I really enjoy having leather items in my home so when Mark joined our website and added his leather maps of course I was intriqued.
Mark's leather maps are HANDMADE, HAND TOOLED AND HAND PAINTED.
Mark also makes beautiful photo albums. The one shown here is entirely done by hand. The front is decorated with one of his own designs and his initials are burned on the back. The album becomes more beautiful the more it is touched. It is a work of art and it makes unique gift, unforgettable souvenir of your travels or handsome decoration. The size is 6"x4" (15x10 cm) It fits up to 80 6"x4" photos.
Another example of Mark's work are his wall hangings. This one is called Countries of the World and it is amazing. it is a political map of the world, burned on ox leather in an antique style but includes up to date geographical data. All the countries are clearly marked and named and four world areas are enlarged for more detailed view. The map is decorated with classical images and rope border. The surface is coated with natural paste which makes it look like an old, yellowed paper. The map is secured by leather straps and marupa wood rods. The piece can be used as decoration and as source of information. SIZE: 40x30 inches (100x75 cm)
To see more of Marks fine handcrafted maps, be sure to visit our site, www.handmadecatalog.com or Mark's website www.artsinleather.com