Why does leather goods doesn't decompose as other dead organs do?

  1. pedagog profile image80
    pedagogposted 5 years ago

    Why does leather goods doesn't decompose as other dead organs do?

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  2. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 5 years ago

    Because leather is cured and then maintained. If it's left as raw skin it'll decompose just as fast as any other dead matter, and if it's not maintained then it will eventually fall to bits as well.

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      frumpletonposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Very good answer.  I tried to tan a deer hide a friend gave me.  A book said to use alum if I wanted to keep the hair on it. You can use the same stuff you feed acidic plants.  Some kind of sulphate, I think.  Can't recall it's name.

 
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