veg tan leather is exposed. markings (both natural and man made) are a document to the cows life. selecting these hides for my bags are time consuming. it's very rare to find a hide clear of markings. they end up becoming cut away pieces as most stores prefer no 'imperfections' in the stock they receive. making for echo park craft fair and now parachute market, i enjoy going into the cutaways box of veg tan. making a textile of sorts, i dig through the box looking for imperfections that are perfect together. hides tanned days and months away from each other, exposed to the harshest and not so harsh sun rays and winds in the area behind my apartment in santa monica...pieces become variations in nude. to purchase click here.