Grain (Leather)


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Definition of Grain (Leather)

Grain is the outermost part of the hide that has natural markings such as fat wrinkles, scars, and scratches, insect bites, and fiber brand, which collectively give leather its natural texture and make it unique from other materials.

The natural markings, collectively called “imperfections”, add to the leather’s peculiarity and character, making each hide unique and giving it a distinctive, authentic look.

The grain of each hide is shaped by several factors such as the age of the animal, its breed, and the environment it lived in.

As the leather is finished, its grain is left intact to display its natural beauty and give it the natural leather’s characteristics, such as breathability, pliability, and rich patina.

Example of Grain (Leather) in a Sentence

"Full grain leather is the best quality hide."

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