Salmon skin

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Sockeye Salmon

Description

Processed skin from salmon, species Oncorhynchus, native to the northern Pacific regions. Salmon skins were used for clothing, footwear, and waterproof covers for windows, boats, and sleds (Kite 1999). The skins were probably prepared by oil tanning using brains and fish eggs.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fish skin; pele de salmão (Port.)

King Salmon Roe

Additional Information

M.Kite, "The Conservation of a 19th Century Salmon Skin Coat" in ICOM Preprints, Lyon, 1999. p.691-696.