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I recently purchased a Nappa leather purse in a very pale ivory and was wondering how one goes about cleaning such a delicate, obviously dyed, leather? Apparently Nappa leather is full grain kid/lambskin. Would it be a mistake to take it to a leather cleaner or should I gently clean it myself? I would hate to ruin it, either way. Any suggestions, or better yet, experience, in such a process would be most appreciated. Shannon Christopherson, firstname.lastname@example.org (talk) 12:16, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Nappa is a spelling error, and it likely keeps recurring because it's listed here in Wikipedia. But it's a leather that was named for Napa Valley, California. I don't know how to correct the spelling in the entry itself. You can see that it is correctly spelled in Merriam-Webster's dictionary here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/napa%20leather (Unlogged user)
"Nappa leather" appears to be the preferred spelling for this textile. Multiple manufacturers of goods use the textile and their marketing materials almost universally spell Nappa with two Ps and a capitalized N.
Examples: http://audilibrary.audiusa.com/viewer/brochures/16/en_US.audi.Brochures.2016.q5/interior_colors_and_seat_selections.html https://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/xmodels/x5.html http://www.volvocars.com/us/build/wagon/v90-cross-country/t6-awd/t6-awd/personalize/upholstery?s=aNwS http://www.thecasefactory.com/en/content/6-our-leather
Furthermore, the article's claim that "Nappa" refers to faux leather whereas "Napa" refers to an authentic leather appears to be incorrect and unsubstantiated and I recommend that it be removed. The use of Napa and Nappa appear to be interchangeable although as stated above, Nappa appears to be the dominant spelling. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)