|Skinning the fish. Note, the fillet is placed skin down and skinned |
that way, kind of like paring leather.
|The remaining bits of flesh and scales are removed in a process similar |
to de-hairing mammalian skins prior to making parchment or tanning.
|The skins are stretched unto boards with nails.|
|After tanning, the skins are stretched out on boards to dry.|
|The finished fish leathers in the hands of the Meister who is examining it |
for aesthetics and usefulness. "What binding is this most appropriate for...?"