Leather Working From The Dawn Of Time
Leather tanning is a craft that can be traced back to the dawn of time. Ancient civilizations in prehistoric times used animal skins to take care of their basic needs. These animal hides were used to make shelter, clothing, carpets and decorative clothing.
As early as the 1300BC, leather was being used in Egypt. Primitive tribes were also using leather in Asia, Europe and North America, and developed its use independently of each other. During this period, a very basic tanning process of rubbing animal fats was most likely used. Another process used during this period was smoking, and it was probably discovered through chance