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Framing a hide for smoketanning

Video download: Hide Tanning Storylines, Part 1

This video download is an introduction to hide tanning, with an overview of history, natural methodologies, and cultural relevance of this ancient craft.  Mara covers the deep time roots of tanning’s ancient origins and weaves a  narrative of co-evolution by people, plant, and animal through the ages and into contemporary cultural and colonial contexts.
Smoke-tanning (brain-tanning), mineral tanning, and bark tanning are all covered, with examples of hand-tanned products for all.  Downloading this course comes with free class notes to each method for re-creation of DIY home tanning projects.
Cost:
The sliding scale cost is $0-$60. Indigenous people are welcome to download for free.  At checkout, you will “name your price” and then you’ll receive a Google Drive link to the video.
 
See below for notes on interpreting a sliding scale for your own needs.