Edelman Introduces the Hairy Carpet

Aviation International News » May 2010
May 3, 2010, 11:12 AM

Edelman Leather is introducing an addition to its line of fine leathers for aircraft interiors– one with a little more hair than usual. The New Milford, Conn.-based company is calling it the “leather fur rugs” line. The particular breed of cow from which the hides are taken is without the distinctive markings typical of some breeds and is an overall beige, gray, brown or black of varying shades.

The rugs are tanned with the “fur-on” process, cut into rectangles and sewn together in a classic herringbone pattern (spina da pesce in Spanish, or in English, spine of the fish) to create a trompe l’oeil (trick-the-eye) floor or bulkhead. As a carpet, says Edelman, it is not only attractive to the eye but soft under the foot.

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