There is no way you can tell much about leather from a picture. Even when it is in your hands the color of leather can look different under different conditions - lights, sun, shade etc. Therefore, these colors are approximate. There are also differences with each dye lot/batch. This is very nice, non-toxic, top full-grain leather that is portrayed the best I know how. I have been using this leather since I first started doing leather work in 1972. It is called moccasin cowhide and it's very soft, strong, supple, and long lasting leather that is about 4 ounces in weight/thickness. 
 Like its name 'moccasin cowhide' implies, it is made for moccasin shoes, but at the place I purchase it from, it is sold mainly for chaps and consequently requires large clean sides. The Brown here is quite dark and can be hard to tell from Black - some people like it for that very reason - I do. Due to the fact that this leather, and the things I make from it, are very long lasting, I suggest to people that they select a darker color because it may look the nicest for the longest. However, this is not strictly the case because many like the look of burnished leather. If you would like, I will send you swatches of any particular color/s that you would like to see. There are other kinds of leather I can and do use. 
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 
  
 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 
 dave@andersonleather.com 
 or my ISP address 
 andlea@paulbunyan.net 
 andersonleather.com 
 home page 
 
 purses and handbags 
 leather vests 
 motorcycle leathers 
Check out these links to the other braided leather goods that I make and read my guest book, on my home page, to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 Swatches of the colors of leathers used by Anderson Leather Braiding 
 made in the USA using American made/tanned leather 
 I continue to try to figure out the best way to portray the colors of these leathers. I don't believe there is a 'perfect' way and that is why I offer to mail swatches to folks that are interested in purchasing something. I'm also going to provide links to pictures using that color. This will happen only as I feel I have a better picture of the color - I recently got what I think is a camera that will better portray the colors. To see the pictures using this camera click on the linked text name of the color. 
 black 
 brown 
see the bag below. 
 mahogany 
 chestnut 
 rust 
 sand 
 walnut 
 cream 
 pearl 
 Here is a bag made with Brown, Mahogany, and Walnut leather. The picture is clickable for a larger view. 
 A vest made with a Rust body and Mahogany lacing - clickable for a larger view.  leather view. 
 This braided leather strap was made using my five most popular colors - from darkest to lightest those colors are Brown, Mahogany, Rust, Chestnut, and Walnut. 
 All of these thumbnails are clickable for larger views.