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PREFERRED TERM
turkey leather  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • High-quality sumac-tanned goatskins imported into England probably from sub-Saharan Africa. They got their name from being imported through Smyrna (modern Izmir) in Turkey, while what appear to be identical skins were known in France as maroquin, as they were imported through Morocco. The skins known in England in the 18th century as morocco were taken from hairsheep and are of inferior quality.
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
maroquin

French

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http://w3id.org/lob/concept/1691
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