Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal raw hide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale
Leather is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, fashion accessories, and furniture. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques. The earliest record of leather artefacts dates back to 2200 BC.