DESCRIPTION: Tumbleweed is a fully drum dyed top grain cowhide on European raw material. This leather is lightly ironed and then milled extensively for a unique distressed appearance. Tumbleweed is a natural full grain leather. The hides have not been altered in any way during the tanning process. Shade variation is normal and areas of hides abosorb dyes differently, so natural dye lot variations will occur. Remember that a swatch is a general representation of the leather’s color and texture, not an exact match. Scars, marks, and branding are not flaws but rather are proof of authenticity, what we call “hallmarks of the trail”. Leathers will fade if exposed to direct sunlight. Tumbleweed is a pull up leather which means color diffusion and “burst” will occur when worked by hand. If any of these characteristics is a problem please consider a “painted” leather. One that has been corrected and heavily pigmented.