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Natural Marks

Animals are bound to have scratches, stains, insect bites, etc. when they are alive. In ordinary leather, these are covered up with pigments and enamels.

However, this leather is dyed to preserve the original texture and feel of the leather. Therefore, the following "living proofs (natural marks)" are often engraved on the leather. These are unique characteristics of natural materials.

They are not defective, but each person has his/her own taste in the appearance. If you wish, we can provide you with an exchange. If you wish to do so, please check the return/exchange section of our refund policy before proceeding.

Rose Scratches

The cows that make up this leather are raised on pasture to ensure that they grow up in a healthy, low-stress environment. Therefore, there are many small scars and insect bites from bumps and fights. These scars are "rose scars. The better the leather grows in a natural environment, the better the quality of the leather, but the more rose scars there will be.

They are scattered throughout the leather and only small parts can be removed if they are avoided. Therefore, they are often found on large parts.

This is a unique look that can never be seen in man-made materials and is unique to natural leather.

Bloodstain

The most common sign that a leather is natural and not man-made, and a pattern that can only be found in natural leather, is the "blood streak". These are the traces of blood vessels under the skin. Some are faintly visible on the silver surface, some remain as light wrinkles, and some are clearly visible on the floor.

Tiger

A long stripe pattern that is created when the complex shape of the animal is flattened into leather. It is called "tiger" because it looks like the stripes of a tiger.

Tigers are especially common around the neck, and since this leather is shoulder, tigers are frequently seen. The area around the spine, where there are many tigers, has a high fiber density and the leather is of good quality. Flat, wrinkle-free leather is not necessarily better quality.

In Italian leather, tigers are very popular as a distinctive feature that enriches the look of the leather.

Pinholes

Pores and hair follicles remain in the leather and are called "pinholes. These are often seen as natural expressions, especially when the leather is only dyed and little surface treatment is done, as is the case with this leather.