Ostrich skin is the strongest and largest bird skin in the world. Its remarkable protein density in the skin makes this one of the strongest leathers on the market, while also remaining soft for any small (watch strap) or large projects Handbag or Chair).
One feature of ostrich leather is that as it ages, the color will transfer to distinguish the aged color. Ostrich leather is considered Exotic Leather because of the look of the quill part called the crown area, which is the feather area of the bird. The Crown area of skin leather is the luxury area, and each skin value is based on this area's condition (grade) and the size of the entire skin.
Ostrich Skin is Categorized Based on Grade and Size.
Size: measurement of full ostrich skin leather in square feet.
Grade: Condition of Crown Area Categorize in Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C
Grade A has no defect or is minor on the edge of the crown area. The entire crown area is usable.
Grade B has 1 to 3 defects. Mostly, three-fourths of the whole crown area is usable.
Grade C has over three defects, and at least half of the crown area is usable.
*The value of the ostrich leather is calculated based on the size of the entire skin in square feet, crown area (the area has quill), condition (grade), and type of finish applied to the leather.
*If there are any defects or holes around the crown area, it doesn't affect the value of the skin. The only condition of the crown area and the size of the entire skin determines the value of luxury leathers.
*Smaller skin comes from smaller birds, thinner skin, and smaller quills.
*Crown area on each skin depends on the size of the entire skin. It's different from skin to skin and doesn't have standard measurements.
*Different protein density on each ostrich skin sometimes creates a slightly assorted color tone on the finishing processing, and that's out of control, and standard.
*The back of each skin is sanded and cleaned to approximately 1.2mm thickness.
SHOP OSTRICH LEATHERS
For the price of each hide, first choose Size and Grade, sizes are measured based on square foot (Sqft).
The actual leathers' colors may be slightly different from photos on the website, depending on your device lighting and natural variations in dyes.
If you can't find your desired colors, please email us your color sample photo and we will get back to you with availability ASAP.