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  • Tim Nalley
    What about use of leather? ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 4, 2006
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      What about use of leather?

      --- Lynda Fjellman <lfjellman@...> wrote:

      > I was amazed at how many trees it takes to make a
      > pair of shoes(and how
      > quickly they wear out). If they were very popular,
      > they must have had a
      > LOT of land in Lime trees.
      > I'm thinking about coppicing right now, I have some
      > land and have
      > decided to start a wood lot.
      > Ilaria
      >
      >
      > Ilaria,
      > Thank-you, I was thinking it would be something
      > similar to
      > ring-barking, and had completely forgotton about
      > coppicing. (I should
      > know better, I study botany at uni.)
      >
      > It makes a lot more sense, otherwise an entire
      > village would probably
      > level a forest in a few years, just for making shoes
      > let alone other
      > woven articles like baskets, without the trees
      > re-growing.
      >
      > ~Asfridhr
      >
      > --- In sig@yahoogroups.com, "Lynda Fjellman"
      > <lfjellman@...> wrote:
      >
      > > On an aside totally away from Slavic women's
      > clothing.
      > > Your article mentions that lime trees(aka linden),
      > were killed to make
      > > footwear with their bark. They probably were not
      > killed but coppiced.
      > <<snip>>
      > > Ilaria
      >
      >
      >


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    • L.M. Kies
      Well, dak, leather is for hoity-toity city-folk.  Good honest country peasants wear bast.  ;) Sofya ... What about use of leather? ... [Non-text
      Message 2 of 8 , Oct 4, 2006
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        Well, 'dak, leather is for hoity-toity city-folk.  Good honest country peasants wear bast. 

        ;)

        Sofya

        ------- Original Message -------
        What about use of leather?
        >
        >--- Lynda Fjellman <lfjellman@...> wrote:
        >
        >> I was amazed at how many trees it takes to make a
        >> pair of shoes(and how
        >> quickly they wear out). If they were very popular,
        >> they must have had a
        >> LOT of land in Lime trees.
        >>
        >> --- In sig@yahoogroups.com, "Lynda Fjellman" <lfjellman@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> > On an aside totally away from Slavic women's
        >> clothing.
        >> > Your article mentions that lime trees(aka linden),
        >> were killed to make
        >> > footwear with their bark.


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