Harness leather

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A type of leather made from vegetable-tanned cattlehide. Harness leather is used for harnesses and bridles as well as for covering horse collars and saddles. See also Strap leather, Saddle leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

collar leather; strap leather; saddle leather; seleiro (Port.); vaqueta (Esp.); harnas (wapenrusting), pakkie = uniform (v.politie) (Ned);

Physical and Chemical Properties

average thickness = 2-5 mm

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • WAmerican Leather Chemists Association Glossary at www.leatherchemists.org