Because hippos are not farmed for their skins, every single one is unique and has its own peculiarities. If you look closely you may see little bits of the animal’s history etched into its hide – indications such as scars that have resulted from clashes with other animals over time.
Hippopotamus Hide LeatherBetween the scars, the variations in shading and wrinkle patterns that are as individual as fingerprints, our craftsmen are able to create truly one-of-a-kind leather accessories such as wallets, belts and purses.
It requires a great amount of skilled craftsmanship and careful selection of hide parts in order to create a uniform coloration and smooth, unnoticeable stitching. Also to be noted is the rarity of hippo skin; in some periods it is simply unobtainable.
Hippopotamus Hide is available periodically: it is legally harvested under strictly regulated governmental supervision. All special skins compply with CITES requirements.