A common glove of the 16th century.

16th Century Glove

A common glove of the 16th century.

This Dutch chair was upholstered in leather.

Dutch Leather Chair

This Dutch chair was upholstered in leather.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The marble mosaic circle pattern is inlaid pieces of stone, wood, glass, leather or straw to make a picture or pattern. This design is found in the San Vitale church in Ravenna, Italy.

Marble Mosaic Circle Pattern

The marble mosaic circle pattern is inlaid pieces of stone, wood, glass, leather or straw to make a…

"The softening of leather is helped and rendered thorough by working them for some time in the stocks after they have been well soaked." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Double-Acting Stock

"The softening of leather is helped and rendered thorough by working them for some time in the stocks…

This illustration shows an early form of a glove, used to cover the hands. This glove was likely made of goat or sheepskin.

Early Glove

This illustration shows an early form of a glove, used to cover the hands. This glove was likely made…

A glove from the Elizabethan era.

Elizabethan Glove

A glove from the Elizabethan era.

The French Renaissance Folding-Chair is made of wood and is constructed not to fold at all. The seat is made of bands, either textile or leather and is not flexible, it is built to be moveable by means of hinges.

French Renaissance Folding-Chair

The French Renaissance Folding-Chair is made of wood and is constructed not to fold at all. The seat…

This illustration shows a Georgian glove.

Georgian Glove

This illustration shows a Georgian glove.

This illustration shows a glove from the time of Napoleon I.

Glove from the Time of Napoleon I

This illustration shows a glove from the time of Napoleon I.

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

Glove of Charles I

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

Glove of Charles I

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

This illustration shows the glove of Henry VI.

Glove of Henry VI

This illustration shows the glove of Henry VI.

This illustration shows the glove of Oliver Cromwell, a 17th century English military and political leader.

Glove of Oliver Cromwell

This illustration shows the glove of Oliver Cromwell, a 17th century English military and political…

"Finally, the leather is rolled and compressed on a level zinc-lined wooden bed by a heavy hand roller, or on the platform of one of the numerous forms of machines designed for that purpose." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hand Roller

"Finally, the leather is rolled and compressed on a level zinc-lined wooden bed by a heavy hand roller,…

A conventional leather cross hatching mechanical drawing symbol.

Mechanical Drawing Cross Hatching of Leather

A conventional leather cross hatching mechanical drawing symbol.

A glove from the middle 19th century.

Middle 19th Century Glove

A glove from the middle 19th century.

This illustration shows a glove of the present day.

Present Day (20th Century) Glove

This illustration shows a glove of the present day.

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar to rope making." -Hill, 1921

Egyptian Rope Making

"Reproduction of sculpture from a tomb in Thebes, showing preparation of leather cords by process similar…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather, or wood, bound on the foot by thongs. It was undoubtedly the custom to take off the sandals on holy ground, in the act of worship, and in the presence of a superior. This is still the well-known custom of the East– an Oriental taking off his shoe in case in which a European would remove his hat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sandal

"The Sandal is a protection for the foot, worn in ancient times. It was usually a sole of hide, leather,…

"In this machine the knife or cutter a is an endless band of steel which revolves at considerable speed with its cutting edges close to the sides of a pair of rollers through which the leather is fed and pressed against the knife. The lower of these rollers is made of short segments or rings, each separately capable of yielding to some extent so as to accommodate itself to the inequal thickness of various parts of a hide." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Splitting Machine

"In this machine the knife or cutter a is an endless band of steel which revolves at considerable speed…

"Striking machines are now very generally used for the operation. These consist of a drum or cylinder having a parallel series of projecting knives, or plates of gun-metal, set angularly across its surface. Underneath the drum is a brass bed, fixed on a yielding cushion, which can be pressed up or eased by means of a foot lever, according as the leather operated on is thick or thin." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Striking Machine

"Striking machines are now very generally used for the operation. These consist of a drum or cylinder…

Leather making consists essentially of the skins of animals chemically altered by the vegetable principle called tannin or tannic acid , so as to arrest decomposition.

Leather Making, the Tan-yard

Leather making consists essentially of the skins of animals chemically altered by the vegetable principle…

"The targe of the Scottish Highlands, composed of wood and leather, and studded with brass decoratively applied, is a reversion to the early circular form."—Finley, 1917

Highland targe

"The targe of the Scottish Highlands, composed of wood and leather, and studded with brass decoratively…

This leather tassel is a German Renaissance design found on a lady's bag. It is a simple knot to keep the cord from ravelling-out.

Leather Tassel

This leather tassel is a German Renaissance design found on a lady's bag. It is a simple knot to keep…

The modern writing-table has a table-top covered with some textile material or leather.

Modern Writing-Table

The modern writing-table has a table-top covered with some textile material or leather.