Leather Love: Madrid

You'd never know from the look of this place all the treasures that it holds inside.

Madrid leather shop

 

While we were in Europe, we stopped at Curtidos Villaverde, a shop in Madrid that has been selling leather-working tools in the same location since 1887. Jerry was like a kid in a candy store looking at all of the threads, buckles, and tools they had. 

Leatherworking shop in Madrid

Getting into leather-working has opened us up to experiences that we wouldn't have had otherwise. Being here made me wonder if this place will be around for another 125 years. Will people still be making hand-made leather products? I sure hope so.

Linen thread in Madrid leather-working shop

Madrid leather shop - Curtidos Villaverde

Jerry in Madrid leather-working shop

[caption id="attachment_818" align="alignleft" width="301" caption="Curtidos Villaverde in 1903. Photo taken from the Curtidos Villaverde website."]Curtidos Villaverde 1903[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 


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