Reply To: Leather?

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Claire
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Check out this CCI notes on caring and cleaning leather….
http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/8-2-eng.aspx

http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/8-4-eng.aspx

Both suggest that dusting with a brush, using rubber or an eraser is a good way to remove ingrained dirt. Using saddle soap or oils will cause leathers to harden and darken over time. Give a good read to these notes they have nice overviews of the negatives of using these soaps/oils on artefacts.