Buffalo leather

Buffalo leather overview

Buffalo leather comes from swamp or river buffalo. Swamp buffalo are bred in Asia, while river buffalo mainly come from Europe and North America.

Buffalo leather characteristics and uses

Buffalo leather is robust and durable. This type of leather is often used for aniline leather, due to its open, coarser porosity. As buffalo leather ages, it bleaches and becomes susceptible to stains. It typically becomes shiny and speckled. Buffalo leather is often used to upholster furniture or create accessories, like bags. 


It is characterized by its coarse grain structure; you can see the hair pores are visible on the right-hand side of the picture above.

Check out the video below to find out more about the different types of leather we use at Gusti:



Sources (09/06/2022):

  • https://www(.)leather-dictionary(.)com/index.php/Water_buffalo_leather_-_Buffalo_leather
  • https://www(.)buffalocollection(.)com/why-buffalo-leather/


  • https://buffalojackson(.)com/blogs/insight/what-is-the-difference-between-cow-leather-and-bison-leather
  • https://mahileather(.)com/blogs/news/all-you-need-to-know-about-buffalo-leather#:~:text=Buffalo%20Leather%2C%20also%20referred%20to,Asia%20over%206%2C000%20years%20ago.


Our buffalo leather products

Strallan model Strallan
Pencil case pen case leather pencil case wash bag cosmetic bag toiletry bag brown leather
Jaime model Jaime
Messenger bag backpack leather backpack vintage city backpack hiking backpack laptop case college bag brown leather 17 liter
Ruben model Ruben
Travel bag carry-on bag weekend bag sports bag carry-on luggage hand luggage leather bag brown leather 36 liter