The Barenia is one of the most exquiste leathers and tricky to find. With a smooth finish and the leather in its original color and brightness, this Birkin 40 is an exceptional piece. Barenia is a high quality calf leather and it has an impeccably smooth exterior with just the right amount of gloss to make it shine. But besides its delicate appearance exterior, this bag is also completely scratch resistant thanks to the oil absorbing material, which is as well water resistant. Also, this type of leather develop a nice patina over a series of time. As a plus, this bag has a beautiful silver plate palladium. An incredible piece.