An Abnormality in the Skin of Sheep

THE normal procedure for fellmongering (removing the wool) English skeep skins is to paint the inner surface of the flayed skin with a paste of sodium sulphide solution thickened with lime. After allowing time for the chemicals to penetrate the dermis and dissolve the roots of the wool, the wool is pulled. The epidermis is also removed and the pelt is left… CONTINUE READING