Leather and its uses
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. Leather is used for various purposes including clothing, bookbinding and most famously, shoes. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and is decorated by a wide range of techniques. Leather permits the free flow of air and moisture, making it the ideal material for footwear.