Leather is an animal's skin which has been processed with an acidic solution to stop it from decaying.
Leather is most often used as a fabric.
The finish of the leather is dependent on
- the animal
- the animal's age
- the body part from which the skin was extracted
- the tanning process
- colouring additives
- final treatments, for example waxing
Leather as a fetish
The properties of leather incurring affectionate reactions on leather fetishists include
- skin feel
- resistance to wear
- new leather with residues of the tanning process
- old leather
- used leather; leather being somewhat of a barrier to air exchange it is likely to trap and gather any bodily fragrances
Since leather was originally the skin of an animal, it may be regarded as a second skin, especially if tight-fitting.
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