FIVE LEATHER FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Devon Life - - Colyton Tannery -

Most ex­pen­sive jacket: Michael Jack­son’s le­gendary red leather Thriller jacket, auc­tioned for $1.8 mil­lion in 2011.

Most iconic whip: the bull­whips bran­dished by In­di­ana Jones ranged from six to 16 feet in length, and fea­tured a 12-plait nat­u­ral tan kan­ga­roo hide over­lay.

Most of­ten seen in films: the Barcelona chair, fea­tur­ing 148 sep­a­rate pieces of leather, has been seen on screen in Tron: Legacy, Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn of Jus­tice, Amer­i­can Psy­cho, Casino Royale and Jus­tice League.

Most an­cient piece: a 5,500-year-old one-piece leather hide shoe was found in 2008 in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion in the Areni-1 cave lo­cated in the Vay­ots Dzor prov­ince of Ar­me­nia.

Most bizarre use: leather was thought to be a so­phis­ti­cated wall­pa­per in 17th cen­tury Florence and Venice.

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