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We chose to partner with the leather experts. Hancock & Moore devote many hours hand selecting the finest leathers being produced today. Hancock & Moore looks for grain consistency, which means the leather will absorb color uniformly when dyed. Our leathers are hand-selected for a natural appearance, with distinctive markings that impart unique character. The natural surface of leather is like a landscape, with varying textures and shadowy furrows. These distinctive features are unique to genuine leather, a product which has been raised rather than engineered. As with all things in nature, no two hides will be exactly alike.

 

COMMON LEATHER MARKINGS

  • A. Cattle ranchers use distinctive brands to identify their steers, these brands are rarely seen on furniture.
  • B. Healed scratches from barbed wire nicks are common markings on an unaltered hide.
  • C. Pore patterns (the hide's grain) distinguish the surface of the unaltered hide.
  • D. Neck and shoulder wrinkles look like furrows.

Information provided by Hancock & Moore.