Glossary

acrylic dye A dye used like a paint to impart bright colors on vegetable-tanned leather.

aniline A leather dyed with translucent aniline dyes rather than pigments, which creates a deeper dye penetration through the thickness of the hide.

back Half of a whole hide of leather cut lengthwise down the backbone (a side) without the long, stretchy sides (belly).

belly The stretchy, long sides of a hide.

bend The bottom half of a side, without the belly.

binding post Another term for a Chicago screw.

bonded leather The “plywood” of leather, consisting of shredded leather pulp held together with fabric backing, binders, and glues, and cosmetically treated embossed with a leather-like texture; often used for upholstery.

brain-tanned leather

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