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It is in the ocher city that artisans handle this noble material. In Marrakech, they are busy producing moroccan slippers, handbags and boxes made of refined ostrich leather.
Ostrich leather is one of the exotic leathers that have a special place in luxury leather goods and haute couture. This leather is prized for its quality, for its inimitable original grain and visually provides a single design. Flexibility, fineness and strength of ostrich leather make its articles universally recognized as prestigious and luxurious items.
It’s very difficult to produce ostrich leather products, its tanning is a very delicate operation and requires a high technicality. Only a few industries in the world have mastered the technique perfectly. After the tanning is properly completed , artisans shape the diverse and refined creations their ways, respecting Moroccan traditional craft techniques .
This is a particularly durable leather that is easily recognized thanks to the grainy appearance of its opposite , its silky texture and its natural particular grain which traces the position of the follicles and brings relief to the skin. This is an exceptional leather that has always fascinated the biggest leather goods artisans.
Ostrich skin is characterized by its unusual design and softness, it is flexible and it embellishes with time very well. Body skin is used for making handbags , belts, travel bags, briefcases , shoes, office supplies, leather trim (chair) , clothing ( jacket, dress...)
Leather of ostrich legs is also highly researched , he is separately tanned and used in different finishings for small leather goods (cigarettes cases...), or other accessories. It may be easily confused with the leather of reptiles because of its scales.
Moreover, the by-products of the ostrich such as the empty eggs , feet , nails and feathers are very popular and are used in local crafts such as decorative items and accessories.
Ostrich leather is waterproof and more durable than crocodile skin, it is important to know that it spins and embellishes with time and no special maintenance is required for leather ostrich items.
Another amazing feature, an ostrich leather item has an average lifespan of 25 years against 5-6 years for a calf leather item.