Leather & Parchments

Vegetable tanned organic leather in best quality.

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Leather & skins

A protection for the human body, very robust and at the same time moldable material for consumer goods and furniture - this has always been leather. The production of leather is considered one of the oldest crafts of human culture. Archaeological findings show that animal hides were treated in different places around the world 100,000 years ago to make them durable and supple. Also on these pages of the Roman shop you will find animal skins and leather, as well as leather goods according to ancient model in the category commodities and useful.

A Roman becomes a patron of the Gerber

Already the Roman military used a lot of leather for his equipment - the soldiers' shoes were made of it, and leather caps belonged to the uniform. By the way, according to legend, a Roman has a special significance for the shoemakers and tanners of our time. Around 300 years after Christ lived the legend of Krispin, the son of a noble Roman family who learned the shoemaker's craft and then produced free shoes for the poor. This he converted to Christianity - for which he was finally decapitated. As a martyr he still stands as a patron saint of tanners and shoemakers!

Shoemakers have made great leather sandals already with the Romans!

Roman leather shoes

The comfortable Roman leather running shoes on these sides of the Römerhops under the category of raw materials and useful items are made from naturally treated, ie vegetatively tanned, very strong cow leather. They are available in various sizes. The handmade Roman shoes for a real, antique cut pattern, offer a light and comfortable running feeling. By manually lacing the Roman antique shoes of leather, the footwear, the round leather around, fits wonderfully to the foot and feels like a second skin. So you can easily walk through the summer! Almost like barefoot!

Parchment an animal experience!

Parchment is simply an animal pleasure! Writing on genuine animal skin of goats or sheep is not only a special writing experience - especially for antique fans - but it is also a long-lasting issue for unusual occasions. The animal skins are decorative, rustic and impressive - but they are also used in everyday life as a protective cover for embracing beloved books.

Antique membrana in the Roman shop

In Roman times the writing material from animal skin membrana was called. The term parchment occurs only in late antiquities. Parchment did not appear after the papyrus until the 4th century AD and soon released the vegetal writing material as a "natural paper". For parchment was everywhere locally producible and thus not dependent on the commercial commodity Papyrus, which is available worldwide only in a few regions, as for example North Africa and Syria. Thus, parchment came into the books, also because the writing could be better corrected by "scraping" the ink than Written on a Papyrus sheet