Sammying

 

Splitting and Shaving 

 

Tanning and Dyeing

 

 

Excess water is squeezed from the hides.

 

The hides are cut into "slices." The outside, which contained the hair, is the grain side. It obtains the thickness required by the processor during the shaving proces.

 

The actual tanning process involves treating the hides with chrome salts to preserve them.