The sheep leather is known for its suppleness and its softness. That’s why this type of leather is more delicate than cowhide lather.
Its also called “suede” with a fibreux aspect and so softer when you touch it.
The lower part of the skin is “scratched” to have a velvet aspect. Then the leather is dyed with the desired colors.
The tanning agents used on this leather are made with plants (barks of wood, roots, leaves, fruits…). They required a longer work and a particular attention.
After tanning, as this leather is though enough, it is possible to performed a laser cutting to let appears scales which looks like the snake for example.
Cowhide leather is known for its suppleness and its strenght.
The grain of this leather is more or less accentuated by the tanner. He uses a process named fulling that give more suppleness to the leather and its grain. It is a macanical operation by brewing the leather in a fuller machine.
To obtained this relief on the leather, the tanner uses hot plates graved with the wanted pattern : crocodile, python, lizard.
It is called “crocodile grain” or “python grain”
The leather with the Pony effect is a cowhide leather. During tanning processed, the fur is kept.
The skin is then dyed with the wanted color or print.