Mocha suede

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A thin, soft suede leather made from fine-grain Arabian sheepskins. Mocha suede is a chrome tanned leather. The grain is removed by mechanical abrasion then it is suede finished on the flesh side. Mocha suede is used for gloves.

Synonyms and Related Terms

macho suede; blackhair mocha; mocha leather; mochaleer (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 705
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • 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
  • American Leather Chemists Association Glossary at