Leather production is an ancient human activity. As long ago as the fifth millennium BC the Sumerians were fashioning long dresses from cured animal skins; the ancient Egyptians made leather gloves and the Phoenicians used it to construct water pipes. Most leather today is a by-product of the meat industry and is taken from cows because of their availability, their...

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WHERE DID LEATHER COME FROM?  Palaeolithic cave paintings in Lerida, Spain, depict leather clothing. The frozen body of a Bronze Age hunter, found in the Alps, was wearing shoes made from bear and deer skin. Ever since humans first slaughtered animals for their meat, they have been using their skins. Early humans must have wrapped themselves in the still warm...

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We’re all familiar with the more common anniversary gifts such as silver for 25 years, gold for 50 years together and diamonds for a 60th wedding anniversary, but there are also special gifts for the other anniversaries in your marriage too. Your third wedding anniversary is said to symbolise that your honeymoon period is truly over. True, you may have...

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Making leather is a lengthy and technical process that has to be followed with precision and care in order for the process to produce a high-quality leather with the same finish each time. The process will start with an animal hide and by the end of the journey there will be a piece of leather ready to be transformed into...

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Leather is a natural material made from the hides or skins, of different animals. Leather ‘ages’ over the years, which means its appearance changes with time and use. What forms on quality leather is called a ‘patina’, which is seen as very desirable by leather lovers because it is a hallmark of leather quality and an appealing characteristic of the...

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