Only a handful of people still have the skills required to hand dye and finish leather hides. For this kind of leather, it is necessary to use a natural full grain aniline cow hide. A thicker hide than would be used in normal machine operated dyeing and finishing processes, used in large tanneries. Firstly the piece of furniture is upholstered fully, using the natural aniline leather and at this stage the leather is uncoloured. After upholstery is completed, the leather is applied with natural dyes, oils and waxes, to obtain the natural feel and texture of traditionally hand finished leather. The result is a unique product, finished in the old traditional way. And has a patina that tannery finished leather can not match.