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Leather Elephant by Deru


A half-century ago, a German company called Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping, cutting, folding, sewing, and riveting a single piece of cognac-colored natural leather. Deru animals, which were once retailed in the USA at luxury stores like Georg Jensen, are now quite hard to find, and of the various "species" produced, the elephant was the finest (this is an example of the larger of the two elephant figures made). The way a manipulated piece of leather can so accurately and expressively capture elephantness is an amazing thing to behold. A lovable object!


  • Creator
    Deru (Maker)
  • Production Time
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  • Of the Period
  • Dimensions
    H 8.75 in. x W 11 in. x D 5.5 in.H 22.23 cm x W 27.94 cm x D 13.97 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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