Unique Mongolia Leather Painting I – Synopsis

Leather picture is one kind of artistic handicrafts with high art values that invented by Mongolia people. Leather picture or leather painting, as its name implies, is a picture painted on the leather, but its production needs dozens of procedures of pure handcraft such as special painting, color up, layer dying, polishing, modeling, embossment and concave-convex and so on.

Leather painting has a very long history, and its origin could be traced back to the nomadic era, and most of leather paintings in that times were leather maps and simple decorative paintings made of sheep skins. After evolved with a long period, leather paintings in nowadays not only have maintained flavors and charms of ancient times, but also mixed with techniques of modern nations, so a piece of selected quality cow leather, through dozens of procedures purely by hand of special painting, color up, layer dying, polishing, modeling, embossing and concave-convex pressing, finally become a hard-won and best gift and an elegant interior decoration.

Mongolia leather painting, which known with its unique sculpture craftwork(carving on cow leather) and bright colorful paint (use the particular paint in Mongolia), featured with characters of strong third dimensions, concave-convex styles, lifelike figures, mild colors and delicate images and never fading, is one kind of gift and indoor decorations that valuable for collection and appreciation.

With high artistic level, leather painting has taken full advantage of its special qualities and textures of natural leather, and showed its particular highlights well as smooth lines, unique composing and describing styles, strong senses of three-dimensional, mild colors well, thus produced a fire-new enjoyment of art for people.

For the time being, most of the people in our country still knew little about leather painting. However, with the economy and the tourism of Inner Mongolia has gained further development, more and more people began to pay attention to and enjoyed with this type of art.

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