Leather & Parchments

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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


In Roman antiquity, the Romans described growth signs to write down things or to write a message or a letter. With the so-called Stilus, Latin for Griffel, the Romans cracked in the wax of the plates. The pointed Roman writing instrument was usually made of very hard, sturdy material, such as of iron, bronze, ivory, but also of bones, and of wealthy Romans, certainly of silver or gold. You will find two wonderful, hand-made bones made of bone in the category Raw materials and useful items on these pages of the Roman shop. The two real prototypes, inspired by Roman antiquity, are carved from bone and ground. They have a very fine and smooth surface. The length of the bony grips on these sides of the Römerhops under the category of raw materials and useful items under the heading of bones, have a length of about 13 centimeters. They have either an angular or a narrow end and are extremely robust.

Bone boxes- lovingly reproduced

On these pages of the Roman Shop you will find a very nice box of bones which is also inspired by the Roman original. It is a bone box with sliding cover, which was made by hand. The box is made of bone plates according to an original foundry from France. The surfaces are artfully crafted and the bone box feels wonderfully flattering in the hand. Whether for jewelry or pens, hairpins or cufflinks, on the office table or on the dresser in the hallway for otherwise lying keys ... The finely grounded jewelery box is beautiful everywhere and is a real unicum! The boxes of this kind were also used in the antique as a storage box for small utensils or jewelery. The Roman bone box is thus an authentic antique decor utensil for precious objects - also as a gift for precious people!

Or a box of bone plates?

Also an antique eye-catcher and hand-smuggler is the small, bone-like canine with circular eyes! The hand-crafted box made of bone plates is delicately decorated with Roman circular eyelets and thus takes up the ornamentation of a fund from France. The surface is finely ground, the lid is made with a rotary closure. Bone sockets of this kind served the Romans in ancient times as a storage box for all sorts of small utensils - also this a real piece of jewelery and also as a pretty gift for valuable people very suitable.

The game cubes of the Romans were made of bone

Roll the ancient Roman cubes! Traditionally, the dice of the Romans were made of bone to play, one of their favorite occupations. A wonderful, authentic sound, when the little pieces of jewelry are killing over the table! Bone cubes, by the way, were widespread in Roman times and were even manipulated to help "happiness". Also these ancient Roman game cubes on these pages of the Roman shop under the category commodities and useful are handmade and a true replica of real Roman bone cubes - but of course they are not "trimmed" on luck! The game cubes consist of real bone and are hand-made in small work with circular eye relief. The cube eyes are milled in the workshop with a self-profiled circular eye drill, and each individual is a polished and polished one-of-a-kind and immediately ready for use in the ancient Roman dice game!