Definitions for "Embossed Leather"
Leather that has been "stamped" with a design or artificial texture under very high pressure. Used, for example, to create imitation alligator hide.
A design that is imprinted onto leather and often simulates exotic skin - i.e., croco or snake. May also be a random pattern.
Before any leather is used to make a handbag, it is put through various treatments which create a variety of finishes, textures, colors and appearances. Embossing reproduces grain and other patterns on the leather surface. It may be used to duplicate a natural phenomenon-reptile grain may be embossed on smooth leather, or it may be used to create an entirely new effect. One popular embossed grain is saffian, which gives a crosshatched texture to the leather surface.