The feathers of an Ostrich ensure the unique characteristics of Ostrich Leather.
The size and character of these follicles will vary with stage of development, genetics and method of rearing. The weight and thickness of the skin will also be determined by method of production and age of slaughter.
Anything that can be made in leather can be made in Ostrich, it is limited only by the imagination of the designers.
Ostrich leather provides designers with unique opportunities unavailble in other leather sources.
There are some standard grading systems used by buyers and sellers at each stage of production. Full details are available in our document Ostrich Leather Grading. See also our document on Factors Influencing Leather Quality