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Working a Hide

Fleshing a hide on a beam.  A familiar site to only a few of us these days but a common one for most of our history. Source: Turkestanskii al’bom, chast’ promyslovai︠a︡, 1871-1872, part 3, p. 26. Advertisements

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Vegetable Tanning: Not a “Lost” Art

Many years ago, in Morocco, I was able to tour an ancient tannery and see some of the process of creating beautiful leather.  I use leather for many projects and although I do some brain tanning myself, I purchase all … Continue reading

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Tanning from Diderot’s Encyclopedia 1769

Originally posted on Sifting The Past:
From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert And you thought you had a tough job. Detail: workshop, work bench, hides, tanning, tanners, windows, open fire, grill, mules (shoes)

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