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cevalina; Bogota divi-divi
 
cevalina; Bogota divi-divi
  
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 272
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 272

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Description

The tannin-rich pods from the Caesalpinia spinosa tree native to the South America. The 3-inch long tara pods contain a high percentage (about 32-55%) of water-soluble, pyrogallol tannin. It produces a light colored leather that is plump and soft. Tara is also used as a substitute for sumac. It is also similar to divi-divi, and algaroba.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cevalina; Bogota divi-divi

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 272
  • 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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