Aniline leather

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A brightly colored Leather prepared with aniline dyes. Aniline leather did not have a painted surface, but rather were colored throughout the thickness of the hide. Made since the latter part of the 19th century, aniline leathers are still used for upholstery.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aniline hide; piel teñida con anilina (Esp.); curtido tingido com anilina (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Howard L. Needles, Handbook of Textile Fibers, Dyes & Finishes, Garland Publishing Co., New York, 1981