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The costume from prehistory II

The costume from prehistory II

Treatment of skin and manipulated.

Regarding the preparation of the skins , the first problem they had was to shape , as in the shoulders interfered with them for some movements of the body and left uncovered.
The second problem was the hardening of hides , which dries proved intractable .
The simplest method found to soften and give flexibility was chewed , used as the Eskimo women.
Another method was to moisten the skin and hit repeatedly . Although neither was satisfactory enough because when wet skins had to redo the whole process. Later discovered that the use of animal fats , these are flexible remained longer. Primitive man began using chemical means for sizing, clay and salts , fats or oils.
Utensils used , found in numerous sites and remains in some caves are known; scrapers and scrapers made ​​flint knives for cutting leather, horn and antler combs for dressing skins , which are very similar to those used by the Eskimos did not appear until the metals.
At the same time I was discovering the dyes , which remains very much as it does today . Some bark and leaves are used because it contains tannins , which are extracted by maceration with water, soaking the clothes for a while .
At that time , they began to join by sewing pieces with threads drawn from sinews of animals , tendons reindeer , or taken from the mane of the ponytail , using punches and bone needles , mammoth ivory or reindeer antlers include eye, deposited in caves 40,000 years ago.

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