animal skin

Preferred label: 

The skins of animals such as sheep, calves, or goats, separated from the body, with or without hair, whether green, dry, tanned, or dressed. For the skin of large animals use "hide". For tanned skin, use "leather". For dried and stretched skin, use "parchment".

AAT

The Arts and Architecture Thesaurus Online, The Getty Research Institute.

Additional reference: 
http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300011840 (modified)
Top concept: 
materials