North American Aboriginal hide tanning

North American Aboriginal hide tanning

The act of transformation and revival

By Morgan Baillargeon

153 Pages · January 1 2010

PDF ISBN: 9781772823103

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21.99 $ CA


North American Aboriginal Hide Tanning examines the methodology, tools and spiritual aspects of what was once almost a lost art. Over the course of research that has spanned some 30 years, the author has interviewed more than 40 tanners from the Northwest Territories to Oklahoma. The result is a volume that includes chapters on 15 different tanners and their recipes, practical information on tools and techniques, as well as helpful tips for those interested in trying this traditional process for themselves. Although not intended as a complete how-to manual, this book is certain to whet the reader’s appetite for further investigation.