Sokoto Morocco

(3 customer reviews)


SKU: Black | Red | Blue | Green Category:
New Leather – Free Swatches
This leather is produced from Nigerian skins, among the most desirable and expensive goat skins available world wide.  They are not imitations of Nigerian skins.   We have developed a new leather – Sokoto Morocco.   The first production has been made.  All 4 colors are on hand for immediate delivery: Red, Blue, Green, Black  .The crust is archival Sokoto Natural, uncolored.  (We call this archival based on archaeological and literature evidence) It is shipped to the EU for processing and coloring.  No pigments are  use in finishing. The lab samples were very well received.  One evaluator, said that this was the nicest leather that had been available for 18 years.  This leather is made on Nigerian Skins which have a grain pattern suitable for restoration of books prior to the 19th century.Our three products, produced by our partnership, Chemist LLC,  Sokoto Morocco, Sokoto Traditional and NTND are all produced in cooperatives in Sokoto, Nigeria.   From every production which we make, funds are additionally set aside and donated to local charities.  All of these leathers use natural biologicals in their production to the crust.  These are genuine Sokoto skins.  There is a confusion in the industry with skins produced from Indian goats, where the grain has been “manipulated” (embossed) to produce an imitation.   If you are looking for an imitation of Nigerain skins you will have to purchase elsewhere.The leather was introduced at the SOB show in Bath, UK.  A skin put up for auction to benefit the SOB, sold at the highest price for all auctioned leathers according to my source.
Steven Siegel
[email protected]A couple of  initial evaluations from established bookbinders follow:
“It absorbs water immediately. … it is very moldable when covering ..looks like it will blind tool with some enthusiasm”
“Well suited for ‘both’ bindings taking blind and gold tooling crisply..took moisture evenly…thanks for all you do!”
Weight N/A

Black, Blue, Green, Red


4.0-4.9, 5.0-5.9, 6.0-6.9, 7 +


TR, #2

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