Ostriches weigh about 150 kg and grow to 2.5 m. The meat and eggs are used as food, the skin is used for leather (including the legs) and the feathers and the egg shell are used to manufacture all kinds of objects. The bird is originally from Africa. There are other birds, from which leather is made. The Nandu from South America or the Emu from Australia. Ostriches and emus are also found in other countries.
Ostrich feathers and ostrich eggs can be used in many different ways.
Ostrich meat is very dark and tastes better than it looks. The look is reminiscent of soup meat.
Ostrich leather is generally processed as smooth leather and is characterized by its softness, as well as a pimpled grain pattern caused by feather growth. Since the nubs are not distributed all over the skin, more cutting waste must be taken into account, to preserve symmetry. Also, ostrich leg can be processed to leather.
Ostrich leather tannery in Iran (ostrichasia.com).
The skin of the bird and the skin of the legs and feet is processed into leather.
Ostrich leather has a characteristic surface. In the area of the nubs, caused by the feathers.
When cutting, the distribution of the nubs in the skin must be considered (photo www.lederkunst.com).
Ostrich leather goods
Due to its special structure, ostrich leather has a striking look and beautiful objects can be made of it. Ostrich leather is used for bags or wallets, but occasionally for shoes.
Leather hat made of ostrich leather from the ostrich farm Riederfelde. - Ostrich leather handbag and shoes from Artestruz Mallorca.
Ostrich leather vests: left from the young ostrich, right of an older animal (www.wildfangdesign.de).
Genuine artworks: ostrich leather handbags by www.lederkunst.com.
Mercedes watch strap made of ostrich leather. - More watch straps made of ostrich leather.
Armchair made of ostrich leather.
Leather shoes made of ostrich leather for stars and blue golf shoes of Himer bespoke shoes, Leather boots of www.jean-gaborit.com.
Custom-made: High-quality shoes made from ostrich leather (made by www.pantofi-lux.ro).
Very nice: baby ostrich leather on a bicycle saddle.
Bugatti Type 46 Coupé Superprofilée. Seats covered with genuine ostrich leather.
Dashboard of a classic car Mercedes covered with genuine ostrich leather.
The skin of the ostrich legs is also made into leather, with and without a claw.
Helmet covered with ostrich leag leather from www.wildfangdesign.de.
Biker wallet made of ostrich leather and ostrich leg leather shoes (Artestruz Mallorca).
First: Genuine ostrich leather bag.
Second: This handbag is not made of ostrich leather. It is either embossed cow leather or artificial leather.
Imitation leather with ostrich embossing. - Lamb leather with ostrich embossing.
Bugatti 38 Tourer from 1927, strangely with seats of imitation leather with ostrich embossing.
Cow leather with ostrich embossing. - The hair pores of the cow skin are still recognizable.
Wallet with ostrich embossing. - The hair pores of another animal are visible.
Feather opening from genuine ostrich leather. - Hair pores do not exist.
The Nandu from South America is also processed to leather.
Nandu claw as knife handle from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Watch strap from Nandu leather.
Video about leather of different animal species
Leather of different animal species - Exotic leather.
Other exotic leather
- Alligator leather
- Alpaca fur
- Antelope leather
- Armadillo leather
- Bird leather
- Bull testicles
- Caiman leather
- Camel leather
- Carpincho leather
- Cat fur
- Chicken leather
- Crocodile leather
- Dog leather
- Donkey leather
- Elephant leather
- Fish leather: Eel, shark, salmon, moray eel, stingray and many others
- Frog leather - Toad leather
- Giraffe leather
- Hippo Leather
- Horsehide - Horse leather
- Kangaroo leather
- Llama Fur
- Lizard leather
- Pangolin leather
- Peccary leather
- Rumen leather
- Sealskin leather
- Turtle skin
- Walrus leather
- Yak leather
- Zebra hide