There are too many types of leathers in the market. From cowhides to exotics, all of them have five classifications: Full grain or top grain leather, corrected or embossed grain, split suede, nubuck suede grain and, reconstituted, bonded or fiber leather. Today we are going to talk about two exotic leather that are very similar in appearance but also they couldn’t be more different between them.
About its appearance, which is the most recognized characteristic of all, they have visible hair pores in groups of three. Is because of this, that some manufacturers prefer to use only leather from the animal’s back. This results in the leather having a characteristic look, with all the follicles being horizontal. The leather also has a gleaming look.
The term “peccary” originates from the indigenous Brazilian Tupi language and roughly describes “an animal that treads many paths in the forest” but also is derived from the Carib word pakira or paquira. In Portuguese, a peccary is called pecari, porco-do-mato, queixada, or tajaçu, among other names; in Spanish, “javelina”, jabalí, sajino, or pecarí; in French Guiana and Suriname, pakira.