Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fellmonger

Fellmonger = dealer in animal hides or skins, especially sheepskins, who prepared the skins for sale. Skinned pelts were trimmed, washed, dipped in lime pits, and then the hair, fur, or skin-wool (distinct from shorn fleece-wool) were removed. At the tannery they were often split into three parts: parchment, leather; chamois leather.

Long description of associated processes here.
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