I read but don't post on garden web--have seen you posting over there. So, hey.
will get you to the website of the guy who sells leather hides. Jack is about 80. I think he said that JART stands for everybody's first initial in the family. If you want me to go stroke/feel some leather for you, I'd be happy to. haha He will probably charge you $135 for a hide. He sells all over the US.
Just don't say you want tan because he get's a big laugh out of that. Tan comes in 20 colors.