Leather is an animal skin used to make item frames, armor and books.
Drops from animals
Cows, mooshrooms, horses, donkeys, mules, llamas, and hoglins drop 0–2 leather upon death. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 5 leather with Looting III.
Foxes that are holding leather also have an 8.5% (17⁄200)[JE only] or 100%[BE only] chance to drop the leather they are holding upon death. Alternatively, a player can drop a food item, causing the fox to drop the leather.
Leather can be obtained as a "junk" item from fishing.
Piglins may barter 4–10 leather when given a gold ingot.
Novice-level leatherworker villagers have a 2⁄3 chance to buy 6 leather for one emerald in Java Edition, and always offer the trade in Bedrock Edition.
Leather is the repair item for the leather armor material, and thus can be used to repair the following items in an anvil:
||Actual requirements (if different)
||Trophy type (PS)
||Cow Tipper||Harvest some leather.||Pick up leather from the ground.||15G||Bronze|
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|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.8|| Added leather.
|Leather drops from cows.|
|The crafting recipe for leather armor from has been changed from cloth to leather (leather armor was previously crafted with wool, and was called "cloth armor" in the game code).|
|v1.0.17||Chickens in survival multiplayer now drop leather if killed by fire, fall damage or cactus.|
|v1.2.6||Chickens dropping leather was fixed by this version at the latest.[when?].|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Leather is now required to craft books.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Leather armor can now be dyed.|
|1.6.1||13w16a||Horses now drop leather.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Leather can be obtained as one of the "junk" items in fishing, making it possible to obtain it without killing any animals.|
|1.8||14w02a||Leather can now be sold to leatherworker villagers, at 9–12 leather for 1 emerald.|
|14w27b||Leather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.|
|1.9||15w41a||Leather can now be used to repair elytra.|
|1.11||16w39a||Llamas now drop leather.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 334.|
|18w07a||Phantoms now drop leather.|
|18w14a||Phantoms no longer drop leather.
|Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.|
|1.14||18w43a|| The texture of leather has been changed.|
|19w08a||Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.|
|1.16||20w07a||Leather is dropped by the new hoglins.
|Leather has a 5⁄109 (~4.59%) chance of being given by the new piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 2–7.|
|20w09a||Leather now has a 20⁄226 (~8.84%) chance of being given by piglins when bartering, in a stack size of 1–5.|
|20w16a||Leather now generates in bastion remnants chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.6.0|| Added leather.
|Leather can be used to craft leather armor.|
|0.11.0||build 1||Leather can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items in fishing, making it possible to obtain it without killing any animals.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Leather is now required to craft books.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Leather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Leather can now be used to repair elytra.|
|1.0.4||alpha 126.96.36.199||9-12 leather can now be sold to leatherworker villagers.|
|1.6.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Leather can now be found in village tannery house chests.
| The texture of leather has been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Trading has been changed, leatherworker villagers now buy 6 leather for an emerald.|
|1.13.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added foxes, which can drop leather.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Hoglins now drop leather.
|Leather can now be obtained from bartering with piglin.|
|Leather can now be found in bastion remnants chests.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1|| Added leather.|
|TU60||CU51||1.64||Patch 30||1.0.11||Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.|
|TU69||1.76||Patch 38||Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.|
|1.90|| The texture of leather has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0|| Added leather.|
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