The majority of our cowhides and calfskins come from the best tanneries in Brazil. Brazilian cowhides are known to be the finest in the world. We hand select our cowhides, so we are able to offer superior quality and value. We only carry top quality cowhides, never seconds. Cowhides are a natural product, therefore they may have some natural markings and scratches, a branding mark, and even an occasional patch. These markings are not flaws, but only add to the authenticity and beauty of the hide.