Monday, March 20, 2017

Making Leather Naturally

Dave with Kaniksu Land Trust showed students how to make leather, naturally, using brains. Students cooked the brain concoction, scraped the hides to remove hair, soaked the hides in the brain solution, and then stretched them. Result: soft, supple, leather! 

Dave explaining the art of leather making, among other things. 

Scraping hides.

Soaking hides in the brain concoction.

Watching in amazement...

Ringing out the hides after rinsing.

Stretching the hides.

The final product.

Modeling homemade leather clothes.

Making cords from native plants.

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