Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. These vegetable-tanned leathers are a great choice for making leather products as well as just a great natural vegetable tanned material. Core leather is generally a good material to work with. Want small spots and possibly a mark, but generally very nice! Lovely leather at a reasonable price you can always count on.