Like silk or wool, leather is a fine, natural product. With leather, each hide is unique and features its own texture, color, and natural markings. There are even differences within a single hide. Therefore, it is not unusual to see color differences, grain changes, and even scars or brand marks on a piece of furniture. Different types of leather show these characteristics in different degrees, with some types of leather processed to eliminate these natural marks altogether and others left largely unprocessed to showcase them.