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Kid leather gloves
MFA# 38.1240


Soft, durable Leather made from the skin of a young Goat. Kidskin has a fine texture and is often used for making Vellum and gloves (kid gloves). In the United States, the name kidskin is loosely used for leather products from both young and old goats for marketing purposes.

Kid leather boots
MFA# 49.40

Synonyms and Related Terms

kid skin; kid leather; ski-skin; goatskin; pele de cabrito (Port.); cabritilla (Esp.); huid van een jong geitje (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 433
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • American Leather Chemists Association Glossary at
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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