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== Description ==
 
== 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, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=pyrogallol%20tannin pyrogallol tannin]. It produces a light colored [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=leather leather] that is plump and soft. Tara is also used as a substitute for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sumac sumac]. It is also similar to [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=divi-divi divi-divi], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=algaroba algaroba].
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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%20tannin|pyrogallol tannin]]. It produces a light colored [[leather|leather]] that is plump and soft. Tara is also used as a substitute for [[sumac|sumac]]. It is also similar to [[divi-divi|divi-divi]], and [[algaroba|algaroba]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 11:43, 10 May 2016

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