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© Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
© Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
© Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
© Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho

Javier Menacho Guisado

Javier Menacho Guisado Leatherworker
Contact
Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 - 14:00/17:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+34 652213601
© Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho

Falling in love with leather

  • • Javier masters the Andalusian tradition of crafting leather
  • • He creates handcrafted timeless leather pieces
  • • He is specialised in the embossing technique

Passionate about horses, ten years ago while in his twenties, Javier Menacho started a course to learn how to make his own tack and discovered this was his path, that led him to open his workshop in the Sierra near Sevilla in 2015. He works on his own, with passion, dedication and patience, transforming leather into a wide range of goods he designs, seeking perfection through strictly manual work and direct contact with clients. Specialised in the embossing technique, he brings to life and interprets through his eyes the Andalusian tradition of crafting leather, treating the material with respect, through clean and balanced cuts, enhancing its texture and dyeing it to achieve high quality and timeless pieces.

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Works

  • © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
  • © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
  • © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
  • © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
  • © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
Photo: © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
Bolso Isbiliya

The design for this bag was inspired by the Islamic tile designs traditionally found in the Alcázar of Seville. The leathers, natural cowhide on the exterior and goatskin lining for the interior, are both vegetable tanned leathers. The leather was entirely cut out by hand and the surface carefully hammered creating intricate patterns.

Length 21 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 14 cm

Photo: © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
Tapas para reglas de hermandad

The cover of this book, catholic brotherhood rules for the Spanish holy week, has been finished with Persian style calligraphic characters. The leathers, natural cowhide on the exterior and goatskin lining for the interior, are both vegetable tanned leathers. The leather has been embossed by hand and the tinting was achieved with French dye and liquid gold.

Length 32 cm
Width 2.5 cm
Height 23 cm

Photo: © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
El grutesco trianero

The design of this leather handbag was inspired by the ornate decoration of the canopy in the Esperanza de Triana. The rich designs reflect the scenes depicted on the Triana ceramics in Seville. The leather was hand cut, embossed and the seams entirely finished by hand. The bag was finally hand gilt with gold leaf.

Length 23 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Photo: © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
Polainas de paseo

These leather chaps are intended to decorate an Andalusian rider during special events such as fairs, pilgrimages or competitions. The chaps are intended to be used with a traditional costume called a short suit and placed on a shoe or booty. They were hand cut, assembled by hand and finally stitched by hand and with a machine.

Length 23 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 15 cm

Photo: © Artesanía en piel Javier Menacho
Polainas de paseo

This clutch bag was made from natural python of Asian origin, fully documented with a traceable source of origin. The interior of the bag was finished with bovine leather. The leather was hand cut, the principal seams were worked on by hand and the secondary ones with a machine.

Length 22 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 13 cm

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