What Is Grain On Leather?

 

Aniline Grain Pattern

Aniline Grain Pattern

 

Grain on leather is different on hides depending on the animal it came from and how the leather hide has been made to begin with.

Most modern car seats and furniture are not genuine grain patterns they are embossed into the leather during the leather tanning process.

Grain patterns can be changed by embossing the skin and coating with a paint and sealer.

Grain patterns are those facing the hair side of the leather hide, the bottom side is facing the flesh of the animal.

Grain patterns vary on animals depending on which part of the hide it comes from in the middle it will be much finer, but when it gets to the edges it will be much coarser and around leg areas and the neck.

Animals from warmer climates will have a much rougher grain pattern on them due to lack of water and the heat causing the grain pattern to be very different.

You can get many different grain patterns by embossing the hide, from crocodile patterns to pig grain patterns any form of grain can be embossed onto different types of leather hides.

 

Moc Crocodile Embossed Leather Grain

Moc Crocodile Embossed Leather Grain

 

This picture shows the grain pattern of a kangaroo on these leather motorcycle trousers, kangaroo is used for motorcycle clothing due to its strength and scuffy characters as it’s a very durable leather for bike riders

Kangaroo Grain Leather

Kangaroo Grain Leather

 

Grain structure varies depending on the animal and the climate it comes from.

Veg Tanned Calf Grain Pattern

Veg Tanned Calf Grain Pattern

 

Pigmented Leather Embossed Grain Pattern

Pigmented Leather Embossed Grain Pattern

Crust Leather Cow Grain Pattern

Crust Leather Cow Grain Pattern

You can get many different types of embossing on leather here is another style of moc croc embossed patterns.

Moc Croc Embossed Grain

Moc Croc Embossed Grain

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