tisdag 13 augusti 2013

Fish leather

I was at a fair last Saturday and saw lots of beautiful crafts, but this pleased me the most: fish leather made by two ladies from Bergö, a small island off the coast of Ostrobotnia:



You find one of them here: Mad(d)e in Bergö. Maybe both are working there, I forgot to ask, but Madelene is the one on the left. Fish leather is a growing craft, but to say it's a big business would be exaggerated. At the fair Madde sold purses, ties, bow ties and other small items.

There's much rubbing to do before the skin is soft and nice:


I liked the booth also. It really showed where the craft has it's roots: in the sea. I liked the re-use of the lazy kates too!