The Leather Dictionary
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Leather is a natural and durable product that surrounds everyone in everyday life. Its beauty is matched by its versatility to be be made into a wide variety of products: Leather shoes, leather interiors of cars, leather furniture, leather handbags, leather luggage, leather wallets, leather clothing (leather pants, leather jackets, leather gloves, leather belts), leather balls, leather strips, leather saddles. Many people wear leather daily and most households have at least one product made of leather.
There are many leather terms. But mostly they cannot be clearly distinguished. Smooth leather, suede, nubuck, buckskin, napa leather, aniline leather, natural leather, genuine leather, fur etc.
This dictionary provides a lot of useful information and explains all the terms associated with leather, its manufacturing & production processes, types of leather, problems with leather and much, much more. It features many photos and videos which help to make the information understandable. For queries, please use the search box on the left.
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Embossed leatherEmbossing is the art of producing raised patterns on the natural grain of an animal skin. The design is created by pressing rolling, or stamping. Embossments can cover the entire surface of a skin or just selected areas. The pattern of the embossing can be the grain pattern of an animal skin in order to create a more even surface overall or to emboss the grain structure of other animal species. But also all other kinds of patterns can be embossed on leather. ...
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