This is a show stopper. The elegance, character and supple, smooth texture of these new bonded leathers are impressive. The back of the material is the real thing, (even has that sweet scent), while the facing is a bonded textured polyurethane. So when your friends ask, "Is this leather?" We will just leave the answer up to you and your good judgement. Clean with soap and water. Not Machine washable. Backing (20%) is cow hide leather, facing (80%) is polyurethane.