What is a Patina? | Grittyrustic.com

What is a Leather Patina?

Not all types of leathers look good with age. However, if and when good quality leather has lasted long enough and was well taken well care of, a unique feature will begin to show. The leather will begin to develop a rich and darkened color and sheen to the texture, which is known as a patina. The patina comes from the natural oils on our hands, bodies, and other liquids and substances, which have been rubbed onto the leather surface countless times and over a long period of time.

Nothing looks better than the patina of a leather bag that has been well cared for through wear and tear over the years! The ageing process of daily use and wear and tear adds character to a leather bag, and gives it a life-story of its very own. Every mark, scratch, crack and darkened area tells a tale.


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