an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
whip with a leather strap
Leather is a durable and flexible material created via the tanning of putrescible animal rawhide and skin, primarily cattlehide. It can be produced through different manufacturing processes, ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.
A material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process
A piece of leather as a polishing cloth
the act of putting something in working order again
a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"
Correct, enhance, or modify (a routine or program) by inserting a patch
Mend or strengthen (fabric or an item of clothing) by putting a piece of material over a hole or weak point in it
spot: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
Place a patch over (a good eye) in order to encourage a lazy eye to work
FUNDI WA VIATU (Shoe maker) - Umoja streets
Shoe maker, or rather shoe repairer in Umoja. Shoes are pricy parts of people wear. Usually people will be exhausting all attempts at repairing a pair off shoe before they buy a new one. Repairs range from fixing a hole, patching up the leather, to putting a new sole. The shoe maker resolves much of the problems using strong string from car tyres, a customised sewing needle, patches of leather and strong glue. They have been in service from around the early 70s to present day.
Selected for Foto8 - Summershow 2011 - In show now until 12th August 2011 at the Host Gallery London
Fundi Wa Viatu (The Shoemaker), 2011, Photography, 76x51cm, Black and White Durst Lambda Print on ILFORD archival paper, Limited edition of 20
She's got such a beautiful shoulder plate, it's a shame to cover it. I've been thinking about making her a walking costume, but may go evening gown instead so she can show off her beautiful shoulders!
I'm repairing this doll for my husband's aunt. Instead of making her a whole new leather body I'm going to patch it. Really, who's going to see the body after I make her a fabulous wardrobe? I removed the wig because it's synthetic - obviously replaced in the last 130 years. As well as the few clothes that were on her.
She'll be cleaned, patched, re-wigged with a mohair wig, and outfitted with some new duds. I can't wait!