Its origins go back to the beginnings of our civilization, when our ancestors hunted animals to feed and warm themselves. The animals took advantage of everything, both their flesh and their fur.
The skins were preserved to make warm clothes, footwear, belts, ropes, hats and even fanny packs.
Centuries later, after the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 BC, the use of leather was limited and the use of certain skins was prohibited, allowing only those native species such as goats, oxen, hares, wild cats, weasels, moles, deer, lambs, etc.
Currently, the most used animal skin is that of livestock, which is treated by tanning. Through this method we get it to be much more resistant and flexible.
To obtain the skins as we know them, they must be subjected to a process, which consists of removing the skin of the animal, removing its wool, plumage or fur and, later, subjecting it to salting or brining, carving, tanning vegetable or mineral, pigmentation ... In this way, the skin maintains all its properties and does not decompose.