This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Kip. Leather made from the hide of a young or small beast. The term is also applied to leather made from the skins of full-grown cattle when they are of a small breed, or in general, undersized.