Throughout history, deerskin leather has been popular amongst Native Americans for everyday materials. At Fang Jewelry, we have pieces highlighted with it. This gives our jewelry an indigenous essence that’s unique. When buying our jewelry, we want to make sure your item stays in pristine condition. Therefore, here’s how you keep your the leather in perfect shape.
Deerskin leather is commonly used in Native American communities. It is used to make various items like moccasins and gloves. Also, it has also been one of the most important sources of trade with Europeans.
The reason it was so important and common was due to its material. It is lucrative material and also very comfortable in comparison to other leathers. Its flexibility makes it easy to wear and also has a breathability to it. Therefore, you won’t feel overheated in the summer.
Additionally, it has a soft and delicate texture but doesn’t let that fool you. It is easy to manage and care for.
Caring for Deerskin Leather
Although the leather is soft, it is simple to care for and requires little conditioning. If over cleaned, you might actually ruin the material. It will become darker and start to gain a gooey surface which is something you don’t want to do.
Of course, it is still important to give the leather a conditioning about twice a year. And cleaning will need to be done if your piece gets blemishes you want to remove.
Cleaning Deerskin Leather
There are various ways to clean you deerskin leather. Below you will find how to remove stains, scratches and what happens if the leather gets too wet.
To remove stains, use a damp cloth and rub it against the hide. If the stain still remains, you would want to use a mild soap and water mixed in a bowl. After, collect the suds on the soft cloth but try not to get the cloth too wet. In thin layers, gently wipe over the surface.
After, blot up an extra moisture with a clean cloth that might have remained and leave the leather in a cool place to dry. Be sure to keep the leather away from any direct sunlight or heat.
Scratches and scruffs are something people don’t worry too much about. This gives the leather a unique and outdoor look but if you insist on removing them, here’s what to do.
Emulsified lanolin is ideal to use. You would want to apply the lanolin on a cloth and apply it evenly on the coat. The leather will get darker but when placed to dry, out of direct sunlight or heat, it will go back to its regular color.
The leather can handle getting wet but if too much water is absorbed, it’s not the best. You will want to dry the leather as soon as possible. Using a clean and dry cloth, you should absorb an excessive moisture and apply leather conditioner.
Make sure even, thin layers are applied on the surface evenly. Then for about fifteen minutes, you can leave it to dry.
When figuring out which leather conditioner to use, it’s best to try out various ones before it gets wet. Therefore, when you buy the leather, be on the lookout for leather conditioners.