- Used For
- Cutout leatherwork
- Broader Term
- Materials and treatment (Gathering term; do not assign)
- Comment Field
- "Cutout leatherwork, or tracery, was never a common technique in European bookbinding, but examples are known from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ... Several of the earliest European gold-tooled bookbindings, from both Venice and Naples, have leather tracery decoration, which was brought out, as in the Islamic archetypes, by being laid over a bright azure ground." -- Needham.
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