Glossary: Cordovan

Definition

Cordovan is a type of leather commonly used in making hard wearing durable shoes . Cordovan is an equine leather made from the fibrous flat muscle (or shell) beneath the hide on the rump of the horse. The leather derives its name from the city of Cordoba, Spain, where it was originally prepared by the Moors. cordovan is desired for its smooth texture and its anti wrinkle finish . 

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