What is Emu Leather?

 

Full Emu Leather Hide

Full Emu Leather Hide

 

Emu Leather is very soft and lightweight and is extremely luxurious.

Emu leather has a very distinctive grain pattern to is due to its feather follicles spread over the body. Emus are very similar to the Ostrich and Rhea birds, they are non-flight birds, but can run very fast, an Emu can run up to 30mph for a bird this size it’s impressive to say the least. When emus run, they actually flap their wings, possibly wondering if they will ever take flight, but they can’t.

Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) are native to Australia, they are the second largest height bird in the world after the ostrich, an ostrich has a two toed foot while the Rhea birds have three toed feet.

Male ostriches can be 9 feet tall that’s an impressive size, while the emu is 6 feet tall and the rhea bird around 4 feet tall, all three birds are related.

 

Emu Bird

Emu Bird Related To The Ostrich

 

Emu eggs are very dark green, compared to the egg of an ostrich which is an off-white colour.The eggs are massive 13cm x 9cm, there are roughly 12 chicken eggs to 1 emu egg, that would make a rather large omelette! Emu Eggs are very popular when decorated and painted and made into ornaments even when they’re opened up.

Emu Egg

Emu Egg

 

Emu Decorative Egg

Emu Decorative Egg

 

Emu Leather skins vary in price depending on what grade the skin is. Prices range from $60 to $200.

 

Emu Leather Hide

Emu Leather Hide

 

Emu legs and feet are used to make leather skin they are quite small as you can imagine, mainly used for things like wallets, key fobs and other small leather goods.

 

Emu Leg Leather

Emu Leg Leather

 

Emus get eaten by many wild animals including dogs, birds of prey and large reptiles. They can live for 20 years, but some have been known to live for 30 years.

Emu Leather is used for a variety of items, from purses, wallets, belts and even furniture and car seats.

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