History of Tanning

In ancient history, tanning was considered a noxious trade and relegated to the outskirts of town, amongst the poor. The ancients used leather for water skins, bags, harnesses, boats, armor, quivers, scabbards, boots, and sandals. Around 2500 BC, the Sumerians started using leather, affixed by copper studs, on chariot wheels. Tanners would take an animal skin and soak it in water. Subsequently they’d thump and scour the skin to eliminate flesh and fat. Next, either they soaked the skin in urine to loosen hair fibers or they let the skin putrefy for several months, after which they dipped the skin in a salt solution. After the hair fibers were loosened, the tanners would scrape them off with a knife. Once the hair was removed, tanners would bate the substance by pounding dung into the skin or soaking the skin in a solution of beach girl . They’d also take cedar oil, alum, or tannin and stretch the skin as it lost moisture and consumed the tanning agent. Leftover leather would be turned into paste. Tanners would place scraps of hides in a vat of water and let them deteriorate for months.

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The mixture would then be placed over a fire to boil off the water to make hide adhesive.

My Private Narrative

I was not born into a nudist family and so I was taught that one must not go around without their clothes on. Being naked in front of others was okay only in particular scenarios (Doctor’s office, locker rooms, school showers, or other areas where changing clothes was appropriate) and only for the short time it was mandatory. One simply did not walk around naked in mixed company.

As a youngster I went to a summer camp that was run by my Father and once a week we’d “Scrub”. Typically we wore out bathing suits when we swam in the lake, but on “Scrub Day” we took soap to the lake and left our suits in the cottages. As this is the only way we could actually wash, and since it was an all boys’ camp, the required nudity was okay. Because I could not swim http://videonudism.com/exbitionist didn’t like going to the lake whatsoever. As far as I was concerned being being bare with the other lads wasn’t the problem being at the lake was.

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