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Title: Ghanaian indigenous vegetable tanned leather, a potential material for marquetry
Authors: Ntim, Monica
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2016
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to use Ghanaian indigenous vegetable tanned leather as a potential material for marquetry. The term marquetry is derived from a French word “Marqueterie” meaning inlaid work. It is a technique in furniture making where the grain patterns and the colours of wood veneer are used to create pictures. Wood veneers are well known in the world as common material used for marquetry, other materials such as metals, straw, horn, shells and mother of pearls are also used, and hence these materials have common characteristics for marquetry work. The need to embark on developing strategies to boost the national economy, and at the same time to add value to the Ghanaian Indigenous Vegetable Tanned Leather; a local material very versatile and easily obtainable can serve as a potential material for marquetry since its properties and characteristics are enormous. This material is manipulated for diverse uses such as body items, upholstery, household items, containers, sports items and entertainment items. Ghanaian furniture manufactured can tap into this technique in their field of endeavour to bring innovation and creativity. The researcher employed qualitative research using the descriptive and experimental methods; the descriptive method was used to describe the procedures and processes of constructing marquetry with Ghanaian indigenous vegetable tanned leather. The purposive sampling was used to select the sample size. The researcher used interview guide and observation as data collection instruments for the study. In the light of this, the researcher observed that the Ghanaian wood workers and sellers are acquainted with the technical use of wood veneer, besides most customers have also been exposed to the use of wood veneer products. This project will enable leather technologist and furniture producers acquire the skills and techniques in producing leather marquetry.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Integrated Art (Leather Technology), 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8457
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