Leather is one of the most beautiful natural materials and man’s love affair with leather has continued through the ages. Leather connoisseurs take pride in owning and maintaining their high quality leather goods.
Making high quality leather is a very involved process and skillful tanning is the most crucial step. There is a lot of difference between leather that is made well and leather that is not skillfully tanned. Master Tanners and Curriers play a huge role in the making high quality leather. Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using bark, bark extract and in certain cases fruits. The most widely used sources for vegetable tanning today are Black Wattle, Myrobylan, Quebracho, Chestnut and Pods of the Tara tree.
Humans have been making leather for nearly 7000 years now. The earliest reports of evidence of leather tanning and usage of leather comes from Mehrgarh (Indian subcontinent, current day Pakistan) between 7000 BC and 2000 BC and Sumer around 3000 BC