PREPARATION AND TANNING BY TRADITIONAL METHODS
(Published as Skinn, in Sweden, 1991; now translated into English)
$24.95 + $2.50 P&H
oil tanning (aka chamoising) and brain tanning, that I know of,
but it is not a really thorough 'how-to guide'.
The history, science and how-to are woven together by Lotta Rahme,
a hide tanner from Sweden, who has studied traditional brain & smoke
tanning methods under Native Americans in northern Canada, and
traditional bark tanning methods from the Sami (aka Laplanders)
in northern Sweden.
She is clearly more experienced in a wider array of traditional tanning
methods, than anyone else I know of."
"Ms. Rahme did an excellent job of compiling a large amount
of information that has usually been relegated to the oral tradition
of many cultures. She has worked directly with some of the native
tanners quoted in the book, so we are getting the information
in a fairly direct manner.
The chapter on the "Structure of Skin", co-written by Dag Hartman,
is a very strong feature of the book. Overall, Leather is a good addition to the
lab and workshop bookshelf."
Leather Conservation News
Vol. 14, No. 1, 1998.