Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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hair sheep

Leather made from the skin of a sheep that grows hair instead of wool The hair sheep is found in the mountainous regions of India, China, South America, and Africa. The leather produced form these skins has a finer and tougher grain than that made from wool-bearing sheep. See also: CABRETTA LEATHER . (61 , 164 )

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