What Is Maroquin Leather?
Maroquin Leather Book Bindings
It’s leather mainly used from a Goat, but the term Maroquin has several meaning, Levant the French Maroquin, or German Saffian.
It’s a Moroccan town, very famous for its leather production.
The main uses for the Maroquin Leather was book bindings, leather gloves, ladies and men’s upper shoes.
Wallets, handbag linings and fine luxury luggage were also made with Maroquin leather.
Maroquin Leather Handbag
The original most common colours of Maroquin Leather was brown, red, black, and green, the Maroquin leather was used widely for book bindings as it showed of the gilding perfectly and gave a beautiful crisp finish.
The Cloven hoofed goat is the most common goat in Morocco, they will only climb one particular type of tree as well, called the Argania Spinosa, seeing the goats in the trees in Morocco is a strange sight, but what they are after is the fruit from the trees, they love them and are naturally attracted to them.
Cloven Hoofed Goat In Trees
With tourists flocking to Morocco to see such weird sights, farmers have purchased large herds of goats to create tourist attractions for people to see and watch these amazing creatures climbing trees with its unique hoofed feet.
It’s producing a fantastic income for farmers, not just from the tourists, but then the hides, the milk, cheese and meet, all of which give the farmers a fantastic sustainable income from many sectors.
With leather production, not all Moroccan leather was from Morocco, some of the higher quality goat skins were imported from Northern Nigeria.
Tanning process varied so much with Moroccan leather, the French Morocco is a variety of sheep skin, the main materials used for tanning were sumac, sumac is a natural plant that grows in subtropical climates, the reason behind using the Sumac, Sumaq or even Sumach are its different ways it can be spelt and pronounced in different areas, is because the trees that can grow as high at 32 feet, have an abundance of natural tannins in its leaves and bark, so this gave the people the perfect choice for tanning the Moroccan – Maroquin leather with natural products.
Sumac Bright Flowers