Tanned Leather, As A Future Wearable Material

The Roof Was Covered In Tanning Hides
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The roof of El Fortin (an old fort and prison above León, Nicaragua) was covered with tanning hides. All pieces were roughly the same size and none were longer than one meter.


Tanned Leather as a Future Wearable Material   •  El Fortin   •  Above León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 8 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:18:54 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1293
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Roof Covered With Tanning Hides
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The roof was concrete discolored with some form of oil. Dozens of animal hides were being tanned on the roof.


El Fortin   •  Former fort and prison of the Samoza Garcia family   •  Locate on a hill overlooking León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:12:49 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1277
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Leather Tanning On Asphalt
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A piece of leather that had been folded twice was now laid flat to dry in the sunlight.


Tanned Leather as a Future Wearable Material   •  El Fortin   •  Above León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 8 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:15:55 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1287
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Leather And A Leaf
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A piece of leather that had been folded was now laid flat on the asphalt roof. Because this was outside, leafs could blow onto the roof and land next to, or on top of, a piece of tanning leather.


Tanned Leather as a Future Wearable Material   •  El Fortin   •  Above León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 8 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:02 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1288
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Curled Leather Against Ledge
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A piece of leather was laid next to a ledge where it curled.


Tanned Leather as a Future Wearable Material   •  El Fortin   •  Above León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 8 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:14 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1289
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