Ostrich?! Maybe the most stupid question here!

DoubleW

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Okay, this is very embarresing for me to ask. But to my defence I've never brought anything ostrich!

I wonder, what exactly is ostrich? :P
 

DoubleW

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Yes, I googled it of course and found, the ostrich... It must be made of the legs, right?
 

indiaink

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DoubleW said:
Yes, I googled it of course and found, the ostrich... It must be made of the legs, right?
The leather made from ostrich can include the leg areas, yes - but the lovely pattern on ostrich leather is where the feathers were pulled out.
 

slowlikehoney

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Oh, aha! I think what you're wondering is, what part of the ostrich is used? Actually that is not a silly question. I always assumed it was just the skin after plucking the feathers off? Does anyone have any knowledge about the process used?
 
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Yes, I googled it of course and found, the ostrich... It must be made of the legs, right?
The ostrich bags are made of err... ostrich skin. Like the other posts said, ostrich is a big bird. The skin of the bird's body is used for making bags etc. Not the legs.
 

pfjlvoer

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From my research, most of the quill pores are from the back of the bird and start to decrease as the skin gets closer to the belly of the bird. It appears that the area where a leather maker would use is where the most pores are (which would be the back or the crown in this pic):

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The legs also have a distinct pattern which (to me anyway) looks nothing like the part with pores:

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I've only seen the leg leather used on wallets. Sorry I know this is not a new post. Just got an ostrich item and have been poring over any info I can find on it.

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