Monday, 7 January 2013

Surreal found object

Below is a scan of a rubbing of a tooled piece of leather. I found the piece of paper tucked into a book on leatherwork in the Paul Hamlyn Library in the British Museum. Not only was I excited to find the treasure, I was impressed that anyone could name a chapter in a book "Things made of leather substantially without reinforcement".

Sadly the library is now closed which is a great shame as it was an oasis of calm in an otherwise busy museum.


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