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Re: [BKARTS] leather storage

It has been my understanding that leather (and other products produced from
animal fibers, such as wool and silk fabrics) are naturally acidic and
don't need acid free storage.  Ordinary, acidic, Kraft wrapping paper can
be used for storing these materials. Wheat paste, slightly acidic, is the
correct adhesive to use with them, instead of acid-free PVA.  Perhaps
someone will correct me if I am wrong.

My question is: Is using acid-free material for storage just unnecessary,
or will the calcium buffering in "archival" storage material damage the
leather or fabric?

Betty Storz
PO Box 542
Mendocino, CA  95460
e-mail storz@mcn.org

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