An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides

Turn Rabbit Hides into Usable Furs Without Harsh Chemicals

An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 8 minutes Many homesteaders see the value of raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits reproduce well, grow fast, eat food you can grow yourself, and produce manure for the garden. Tanning rabbit hides ensures no part of the animal goes to waste. For thousands of years, people have tanned hides for clothing. Ancient tanneries used urine, feces, and brains. The odor was so repulsive that tanneries were relegated to the poor outskirts of town. In Third World countries, which use the old methods, leathers and rabbit hides are tanned in isolated areas. Another method was vegetal tanning, where hides were stretched on frames and soaked in vats containing solutions made with tannins from trees such as oak, mangrove, and hemlock. Thankfully, tanning rabbit hides isn’t as foul as it used to be. And it can be accomplished with a few simple products and a plastic tub. This

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