Imitation Russia

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Description

A vegetable tanned cowhide. Imitation Russia leather is made from a split hide tanned with birch oil in order to imitate the odor of true Russia leather (Roberts and Etherington 1982).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Russia cowhide; American Russia

Additional Information

M.Roberts, D.Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1982.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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