The glove – more than fashion


Guided tour in February in the German Leather Museum

by Karl-Heinz Stier

(30.01.2023) On Sunday, February 5th, visitors can learn more about the multi-faceted glove in a guided tour at 3:00 p.m. in the German Leather Museum in Offenbach am Main. In the exhibition `The Glove: More Than a Fashion Accessory`, co-curator Leonie Wiegand MA presents a range of shapes with different properties.

View of the exhibition, chapter fragrance station
Photo: German Leather Museum, M. Bernoully


The forgotten fashion of glove perfume should be emphasized. In the 16th and 17th centuries, perfumed gloves were very popular with the social elite in Europe. As a fashionable luxury item, they were worn by women and men alike. Fragrances made from plant and animal essences masked both the often strong smell of the tanned leather and the unpleasant body odors of the wearer. A selection of the fragrances used for this purpose can be sniffed at a fragrance station in the exhibition.

Since the number of participants is limited, the German Leather Museum asks you to register by telephone on (069)8297980 or by email to [email protected] Participation in the guided tour including admission costs 10 euros per person.