Leather is a material which is made from the skin of animals, such as cows or pigs. Luxurious leathers come from for example a deer, a lamb or a calf. The skin of crocodiles and snakes are processed into leather.
The properties are dependent on the way of finish. The general properties of leather are that it is fire-resistant, can pretty well against water, is resistant to mold and it is firm. Leather is not resistant to sweat, but breathes well, making it suitable for clothing, shoes and upholstery. Good teaching does not fade, can withstand sharp objects, does not tear and has good color.