What is Moroccan Leather?

by Fabrizio Giuliani November 11, 2016

What is Moroccan Leather?

Morocco leather is a soft, pliable form of leather widely used for gloves and the uppers of ladies' shoes and men's low cut shoes, but traditionally associated with bookbindings wallets, linings for fine luggage, and the like.

Originally Morocco leather was imported to Europe from Morocco and from the late 16th century it was valued in luxury bookbindings in Western countries because of its strength and because it showed off the gilding It was also used in the Islamic world, from an earlier date.

The finest grades of Morocco leather are goat skin, but by the late 19th century other skins often were substituted in practice, particularly sheep skin and split calf skins. For example, French Morocco, is an imitation made of sheepskin.The tanning process varied widely, but the traditional tanning material was sumac. The traditional tanning process was skilled and elaborate; according to the application, the preparation either would aim for a carefully smoothed finish, or would bring up the grain in various patterns such as straight-grained, pebble-grained, or in particular, in a bird's eye. 

 

Morocco leather is usually died but never use any chemical or dies so to maintain the leather beautiful and natural.





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