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Title:Local skin tanning in Zaria
Authors:Mangut, Benedicta N.ISNI
Mangut, Joseph D.
Year:1999
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Volume:29
Issue:1-2
Pages:150-155
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:material culture
leather industry
Abstract:This paper examines local skin tanning techniques in old Zaria city, northern Nigeria. It looks at raw materials and tanning agents; the tanner and his workshop; and tanning processes. The technological knowledge of tanners in Zaria city is good and the various leather articles observed by the authors in this area over the last ten years exhibit excellent workmanship. Bibliogr.
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