Care of Skin and Skin Products (Leather)
Source: Minnesota Historical Society
Of all the items made from natural materials, those derived from animal skins are some of the most versatile and durable found in collections. Processing animal skins and skin products into clothing, cooking vessels, storage containers, and many other items is considered one of the first industries in human history. Membranes from bladders, stomachs, tendons, and other animal parts are also used to make clothing, bags, and threads and to decorate items.