Doeskin leather

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1) A fine, soft Leather made from the skin of a doe (female deer), antelope or gazelle.

2) A light-color, suede leather produced from lamb, sheep, or goat skins. This soft leather is usually tanned with Formaldehyde/Oil or formaldehyde/Alum.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ante (Esp.); hertenhuid/geitenhuid (Ned.); hertsleer/geitenleer (Ned.);fijne wollen stof (Ned.); soort bukskin (Ned.)

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • American Leather Chemists Association Glossary at

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