a diced binding

russian leather / diced leather

A term used for calf leather that is tanned with willow bark and birch tar oil. It is characterized by a finished checked pattern.This tanning process originated in Russia, giving it its name. Because of the birch bark oils used, the leather has a unique odor. Once dyed, the leather is usually red or reddish brown.

embrodiered binding

seal skin

Takes many types of processing easily, resulting in many different looks, such as acid marbling. It is known for its shiny appearance.

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