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John,

     Tawing is to convert skin into white leather by mineral tanning, as
with alum and salt.
     Tanning is to convert hide into leather by treating with tannin
(from wood bark to make brown).

Bea

On 5/18/03 2:19 AM John Woodgate writes:

>Rose, Edwin <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <ED47EAD357CD3846B
>[log in to unmask]>) about 'Medieval
>tanning etc', on Sat, 17 May 2003:
>>The description sounds more like tawing than tanning. Any phalange bones
>>around?
>
>What is tawing?
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