Natural Maroc ‘Tobacco’

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Our goatskin leathers are of the very finest quality because we insist on using the traditional and slow method of tree bark tanning before drum dyeing them to shade. We believe this is the only way to achieve a true ‘full grain’ leather, each skin displaying a beautiful, unique grain pattern like a fingerprint. Finished with a light layer of natural wax, this vegetable-tanned leather will develop a wonderful gentle patina with time and use.

After the drum dyeing, each ‘Tobacco’ skin is carefully hand finished to create a two-tone colour effect,
inspired by the rich and vairing colour of dried tobacco leaves. Darker brown dye is carefully applied over the skin to only touch and stain the grain tips, highlighting the totally unique grain pattern. When multiple skins are used on a piece of upholstery, the vairing grain across the different panels creates a beautiful non-uniform effect.

Our goats lived a free range life, roaming fields and lush scrubland in rural India. Because of this, the skins will always show unique marks and patterns that have naturally occurred. These can include scratches and blemishes, occasionally the odd small hole, differences in grain texture, and sometimes a dappling change of colour too. These characteristics occur on every skin to a degree, and should be embraced as the individuality which makes this natural material so beautiful.

Goatskin is a very durable leather with minimal stretch, whilst also possessing a supple and flexible handle. This makes it ideal for all types of upholstery, such as deep button-tufting, desk and table inlay, bookbinding, and for use in accessories and clothes. Its enduring robust character also makes it particularly popular in high-traffic commercial areas, like hotels and restaurants.

Skins can be successfully displayed using their suede side, although some dust and therefore colour-release can occur when the leather is new.

Panel Size Information

Natural Maroc 'Tobacco' goat skin
Smallest skin in the batch
Average skin in the batch
Largest skin in the batch
6 3/4sq ft skin
8 1/4sq ft skin
10 1/2sq ft skin
A = Average Panel Width
56cm
66cm
66cm
B = Average Panel Height
68cm
78cm
93cm
C = Average Skin Width
85cm
104cm
100cm
D = Average Skin Height
106cm
100cm
132cm

Details

  • Name: Natural Maroc
  • Colour: Tobacco
  • Animal: Goat
  • Thickness: 1.3 to 1.5mm
  • Minimum order: 1 skin
  • Skins range from: 6 3/4 to 10 1/2 sq ft
  • Average skin size: 8 1/4 sq ft