Leather colored with a transparent dye that is applied by immersing the hide in a dye bath. Because the finish is transparent and shows the natural markings of the leather, only the best hides can be used.
The process of coloring leather by immersing it in dye and then tumbling it in a rotating drum. This method allows the color to penetrate the leather for a deep dye.
Leather with a natural, unaltered grain. The most genuine type of leather, as it retains all the authentic texture and markings of the original hide.
Aniline-dyed leather which has been polished to a high luster by passing through glass or steel rollers under great pressure.
A word used to describe the textural characteristics of the leather.
A word used to describe the tactile quality of a material.
A flat or dull finish.
Leather with no treatment or finish other than the dye. The natural characteristics of the leather, such as the grain, are preserved throughout the tanning process.
The original, authentic grain.
The luster that develops in a quality piece of leather as it ages.
Describes the behavior of leather that has been treated with oils, waxes and dyes in such a way that when the leather is pulled the finish becomes lighter in the stretched areas. Considered a mark of high quality.
Leather that has been rotated in a drum to create a soft hand-feel and pebbled texture.
A method of tanning that utilizes organic materials, such as extracts from bark, rather than traditional tanning chemicals.