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Re: [BKARTS] hotbed skins



ALL parts of animals from the abatoir are used also, with as much respect as one can bring up having to feed the United States meat eaters.

> 
> It is interesting to consider that Native Americans
> used animals hides and skins and bones, for clothing,
> shelter, tools, food, and so forth. The difference
> was, they killed the animals with a degree of
> "respect" (for lack of a better word), AND, they also
> used every inch of the animal's parts, and were not
> wasteful. Therein, I think lies the difference between
> how our culture treats animals, and how native peoples
> used to do it. (and perhaps still do in remote parts
> of the world).
> 
> I am not a "master" bookbinder, but I can't imagine
> any synthetic material having the aesthetic quality or
> the "endurance" that leather/animal skins do.
> 
> Cheerio,
> kattalina
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