Pigskin

Pigskin

When tanned in the ordinary way, pigskin as a leather for binding, is intractable and, though very tough, liable to get brittle for lack of grease. When tawed with alum, it is much more tractable and very durable. It doesn't lend itself to decoration, except in blind.

Danish: Svinesking
Dutch: Varkensleer
French: Peau de truie
German: Schweinsleder
Italian: Pelle di troia, di scrofa
Spanish: Piel de cerdo
Swedish: Svinläder