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Daniel López-Obrero Carmona

  • Meryan
  • Leatherworker
  • Córdoba, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Daniel López-Obrero Carmona Leatherworker
Spanish, English
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00 and Saturday 09:30 - 14:30
+34 957475902

Three generations of craftsmanship

  • • This type of leatherwork originates in 8th century Cordoba
  • • Daniel likes to express his personality and feelings in his work
  • • His grandparents, Mercedes and Angel, founded the Meryan brand

As a third generation leather craftsman, Daniel López-Obrero perfects and perpetuates the traditional leather embossing and engravings techniques known as Cordoban and Guadamecí, which he learned from his father and grandparents. Daniel and his brother Carlos continue to preserve and develop the traditional skills of the workshop, first set up by his grandparents in 1951 under the leathercraft brand Meryan. The workshop’s team is passionate about raising awareness of these techniques and giving them the status they deserve.

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Basilisk photo album

The design on the front of this leather photo album depicts the basilisk – a mythological animal said to be able to kill with a single glance. Daniel recreated this Renaissance motif using the traditional Cordobán or cordwain leatherwork technique.

Height 25 cm
Width 31 cm

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Maryam leather jewellery box

Simple plant motifs surround stylised figures of deer on this Maryam leather jewellery box. Its design is visibly influenced by the Hispano-Moresque style common in late Mudéjar decoration. The box was created using the traditional Cordobán or cordwain leatherwork technique.

Height 18 cm
Width 34 cm

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Lirio wall hanging

This decorative wall-hanging is a reproduction of an 18th-century design, featuring small bunches of flowers arranged around a central bouquet comprising roses, small camellias and a single central lily under a scalloped canopy with tassels.

Height 110 cm
Width 109 cm

Isabelino-style jamuga armchair

This Isabelino-style jamuga (hip-joint) chair features a heraldic motif inspired by the coat of arms of the Spanish city of Toledo. This style of armchair was once very common throughout Spain, and examples can still be found in the likes of cathedrals, castles and stately homes.

Height 84 cm
Width 68 cm

Chilean myrtle chest

features a metal motif in the centre. Made using the Guadamecí artistic leatherwork technique, this chest is an ideal bedroom furniture accessory.

Height 48 cm
Width 110 cm

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