Submitted by deb on 7/4/02. ( )

Hello every one-
I have a question that I couldn't find the answers for in the archives.
I have a customer with a bear hide that looks like rawhide. The
critter is stiff as a board. They want it made into a rug. What
do I have to do to get this tanned and pliable? Would I be better
off sending it out to be done commercially?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Go commercial!

This response submitted by John C on 7/4/02. ( )

Sounds like its been dried either air dried or salted and dried. Have a good tannery do it for you. It will save you time and money in the long run. Plus be a better finished product in most cases.


This response submitted by deb on 7/5/02. ( )

Thanks for the opinion. That is the route that I was thinking of

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