Nakara Leather Making process
Nakara’s entire tanning cycle, from procurement of raw skins to finishing the leather, is carried out at our own tannery. Raw cattle hides are sourced from abattoirs, dealers and local farmers all over Namibia. Game skins which are derived to our tannery by local farmers are predominantly Springbok, Oryx, Kudu, Eland or Hartebeest. These antilopes are an important source of meat for the local population, the skin is only a byproduct. The process of making raw hides into finished leather is a sequence of several interrelated operations with strict quality control throughout the entire production process.
This video explains the manufacturing process of leather at our tannery. Not all of the steps shown in the video apply to every article in the finishing process. Each of our different leather has a unique set of production steps!