This 32" wide by 44" long, layered leather wall hanging was designed on consignment by Nan, Grit West's resident artist for a discriminating Scottsdale, Arizona client. It's done in a western flavor, but could suitably hang in most any decor; contemporary, traditional, southwest, boho, etc. and is appropriate to a residential or commercial setting. The hand carved wild rose top piece is done in Briar Brown Antique.
The Antique Briar brown, tan and bone layered colors are rich, but neutral with tones and hues varying in appearance as the light varies throughout the day and evening. We tried to show this in the full piece photos taken at different times; morning, afternoon and early evening. The irregular top piece is hand carved, vegetable tanned, 8-9 oz. cowhide in a jumbled wild rose pattern running off the edges, overlaying an offset bone fringe. The irregular third and fourth layers are tan textured cowhide over a smooth finished, irregular bone cowhide. The irregular leather pieces were selected for their naturally occurring wrinkles and flaws to add complimentary textures and colors to the wall hanging.
The wild rose flowers and leaves were loosely taken and modified from an old Al and Ann Stohlman bag pattern in a Tandy Leather Factory book entitled" How to Carve Leather". I'm not sure how old this original pattern is, but I would imagine it dates back to the fifties or sixties. I (Bruce) did the tooling portion for this piece and took the liberty of shading the rose leaves, adding some texture as there are so many of them. I don't normally shade rose leaves. The dotted background texture for the wild rose pattern was done one dot at a time using an S931 seeder. A brutally tedious task, but there is simply no other background texture like it.
The piece is hung from 3/4" x 4" select pine board; trimmed, sanded and stained in a light color called Sunbleach, then sealed with a water based polyurethane finish. The leather layers are attached to the back of the pine board hanger with seven brass washers and screws securing a 1.5" wide, hand tooled strap also finished in Antique Briar Brown. Two stainless steel hanger loops set 16.5" apart are mounted on the back for secure hanging.
This piece is sold, but something similar can be designed, made and shipped with hanging hardware included. All Grit West wall hangings are made to order, based on your design input and ship with appropriate hanging hardware included. Give us a call, message us and let us know what you're thinking of for your home, office, lobby, etc. Questions are free and we'd love to help you dream something up to personalize your space with a bit of attitude.
Nan does the collaborative artwork, I do the tooling and Lola, our Australian Shepard helps Bebe, Chanel and Prada, our three cats manage the shop. Our shop managers don't take calls though; Nan and I are relegated to those sorts of menial tasks. Thanks for your interest.
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Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Returns and exchange details
GRIT COMPANY does not have unsatisfied customers. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase of a GRIT COMPANY product, return it undamaged within 15 calendar days and your purchase price will be refunded in full including standard service return shipping.
We tend to process shipments quickly, so if cancelling an order, please help us out by trying to do so within 4 hours. If that isn't possible please notify Bruce as noted below.
Returned items can be shipped to:
GRIT COMPANY UNLIMITED LLC
2177 West Wilson Avenue
Coolidge, Arizona 85128
Phone: 602 750-3740
We guarantee all GRIT COMPANY products including custom orders and will refund the purchase price in full should you be less than pleased upon receipt of your item. We can't however, promise to re-make a custom order that has been returned (which has so far never happened). Our agreement to remake an item would be predicated on the reasons for dis-satisfaction and determination of our ability to understand and meet your expectation. Expectations are sometimes difficult to communicate and it's entirely possible for us to misunderstand what it is you really want. We do our best to take responsibility for these sorts of circumstances. Custom work always requires good communication between customer and shop - it goes with the territory.