shell cordovan green

650€/mq | 66$/sqf

leather type: high quality genuine leather;
tanning: vegetable tanned;
animal: horse;
substance: 1.6 - 1.8mm (4.0 - 4.5oz);

Shell cordovan is vegetable tanned using natural tannins from tree bark, chestnuts and leaves.
As you may know, shell cordovan is considered one of the most precious leathers on Earth due to its durability and impressive look.
It is extremely tough to produce shell cordovan especially considering that there are only two small shells underside of horse rumps.
The shapes can vary from ovals to rectangles.

stretching

pliability

ease of cutting

aroma

TENSILE STRENGTH

patina