Nanai Salmon Leather


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Nanai leather is made of salmon skin. Formerly a waste product of fish canneries. Nanai has developed an eco-friendly process to tan and dye the skins, while retaining their pigmentation and characteristic texture. The production of this salmon skin is chrome-free, relying instead on vegetable tanning.
The origin of this salmon skin comes from Siberia. The Nanai folk refined the art of tanning fish skins over generations. These unique handicrafts and the traditional origins of the tanning process served as the inspiration to found the company Nanai.
Nanai leather is sold by the meter in a large range of sizes, coulours, finishings and widths. Custom pieces are available.

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