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Leather Elephant by Deru

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A half-century ago, a German company called Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping/sewing/riveting a single piece of leather. These are now quite hard to find, and of the various "species" produced, the elephant was the finest (this is an example of one 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 loveable object!

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    early 1960s
  • Condition Details
    Original vintage condition: some scratches and staining, all characterful.
  • Dimensions
    H 8.5 in. x W 10.5 in. x D 5.5 in.H 21.59 cm x W 26.67 cm x D 13.97 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    U1112138091666
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