Hand-carved leather that is not embossed, synthetic or artificial machine-made leather. It is real cowhide, called 'tooling' leather. This leather is always top grade, much more durable, longer lasting and is designed to hold a carved or tooled image. Hand carved leather is actually done individually, by skilled artisans' hands. Each detail is carefully considered and added with delicate leather tools. Every stroke of the blade that creates the basis of the design, every swing of the mallet, even the type and weight of leather - it's all carefully considered to produce a leather product that is a work of art designed for refined tastes.