People have used leather in many ways since the Ice Age, and there is no record of who actually discovered the tanning process; although, it is generally accepted that tanning was discovered by accident. Since the earliest days, leather has been used for everything from clothing, armor, and carpets to water bags and harnesses. Leather is very durable and can take a lot of scuffing and extreme temperature changes without any problem. Our Woven Leather Ottoman instantly matures a room with its dark, hand-stained color. The tightly woven leather strips make for a very firm exterior. Put a couple trays on top, and this ottoman also works well as a unique coffee table.