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Re: [BKARTS] processing skins



Hello All,

Since we are on the topic of different types of skins...has anyone ever come
across tanned rhinoceros hide?  If so, where can it be found?

Regards,
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John MacKrell
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> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:23:24 -0800
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] processing skins
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Roberta Lavadour
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:55 AM
>  Not
> having a sound background in how skins are generally processed, I'm very
> curious as to how a material that I think of as having very little strength
> (I'm stuck thinking of the salmon skin on a dinner plate) can be transformed
> into something that looks so durable and leathery.
> 
> **There is tons of information on tanning fish skins on the Web. One
> commercial site is here:
>       http://www.sealeatherwear.com/fish-leather-tanning.php
> 
> Sharkskin has, of course, been used for a very long time for all sorts of
> things - personal accessories, clothing, desk accessories, etc. (very
> popular in the late 19th-early 20th Centuries, but still very much so.)
> Leathers from eel, sturgeon, salmon, talapia, stingray and other large fish
> are now being offered on the market. "Waste not want not" as Grandma used to
> say....
> 
> Lee
> 
> Lee Kirk
> Cats are composed of Matter, Anti-Matter, and It Doesn't Matter
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