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Aniline Leather

Pure Aniline leathers fall into the elite 5% of Full Grain leather available. These grains are also sometimes referred to as Aniline Full Grain, True Aniline and Naked Aniline, or Natural grains. People who love the natural characteristics and markings of the very purest quality hides and are searching for the softest leather generally seek out Pure Aniline Grains.

Aniline leather is the most natural looking leather with the unique surface characteristics of the hide remaining visible. Aniline leather is colored only with dye and not with a surface coating of polymer and pigment . A light surface coating may be applied to enhance its appearance and offer slight protection against spillages and soiling.

Pure Aniline is the finest leather available, made from thick full grain hides. Full, or top grain leather is considered the very best, and is priced accordingly. This high end leather is classified as 'unfinished' because it is colored strictly with dyes, while other leathers are categorized as 'finished' since they undergo a secondary coloring process. Pure Aniline leathers are extremely beautiful, soft and supple to the touch, and rich in color. They develop a lovely patina over time. The leather's natural beauty is accentuated by the dye, giving the furniture a luxurious look and feel. Only the finest hides can qualify to be unfinished, so unsurprisingly, it's the most expensive type of leather.