Cordovan (color)

Cordovan is a rich burgundy shade and a deep pink shade. Cordovan takes its name from the city of Córdoba in Spain, where Cordovan leatherwork was first practiced by the Visigoths in the 7th century. The term Cordovan describes the color of clothing, especially leather; In this sense the use of Cordoba overlaps with that of ox blood. The first recorded use of Cordovan as a color name in English was in 1925.