Leather is an item used to make item frames, armor and books.
Obtaining [ ]
Mob loot [ ]
cows, mooshrooms, horses, donkeys, mules, and llamas drop 0–2 leather, while hoglins drop 0–1 leather. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 5 leather (4 leather from hoglins) with Looting III.
fox sometimes spawns holding leather, which always drops upon death. Alternatively, a player can drop a food item, causing the fox to drop the leather.
Fishing [ ]
Leather can be obtained as a "junk" item from
Crafting [ ]
Chest loot [ ]
Villager gifts [ ]
, leatherworker Java Edition villagers throw leather at players under the Hero of the Village effect.
Bartering [ ]
Piglins may barter 4–10 leather when given a gold ingot.
Usage [ ]
Crafting ingredient [ ]
Trading [ ]
Novice-level leatherworker villagers have a
2⁄ 3 chance to buy 6 leather for one emerald in , and always offer the trade in Java Edition Bedrock Edition.
Repairing [ ]
Leather is the repair item for the
leather armor, and thus can be used to repair the following items in an anvil:
Achievements [ ]
Achievement In-game description
Actual requirements (if different)
Trophy type (PS4)
Cow Tipper Harvest some leather. Pick up leather from the ground. 15G Bronze
Data values [ ]
ID [ ]
Name Resource location Numeric ID Form Translation key Leather
History [ ]
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 is now used to craft the newly added item frames.
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 , this The Flattening 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.
18w48a Leather can now be found in chests in village tanneries.
19w07a Added foxes, which sometimes spawn with leather in their mouths.
19w08a Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.
19w13a Leatherworker villagers now give leather to players under the Hero of the Village effect. 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
v0.2.0 Added leather. It is currently unobtainable and serves no purpose. v0.6.0 Leather is now obtainable by killing cows.
Leather can be used to craft leather armor.
v0.11.0 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.
v0.12.1 build 1 Leather is now required to craft books.
v0.13.0 build 1 Leather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.
v0.15.0 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.
Issues [ ]
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