This high-quality leather is distinctive by its beautiful variations in dark and light patterns. Museum Calf is created by hand when a sponge is used to frame the marble, mottled effect while the hide is still wet. The result gives a soft tanned background with a darker front base. The smooth finish is extremely durable and hard-wearing and the process of how it is created means that no two pairs of shoes will look the same.

Years ago, the mottle effect (Antiquing) was put on by hand. Today it is applied by a machine to the crust. The leather passes through the machine several times at different angles to achieve the desired look. The skins are then finished out as normal. It is true to say that like a hand finished version, no two skins are alike because of the angled passes through the machine.

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