Leather and Leatherworking
part of the ‘Craft, Industry and Everyday Life’ series
by Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron
It is based around the internationally important group of Anglo-Scandinavian leatherwork from 16–22 Coppergate. There is a summary of the excavations that produced the leather artefacts as well as a description of the nature of the individual leather-bearing deposits which attempts to identify possible workshop waste.
While a general outline of the methods of shoemaking, sheath and scabbard making and the decorative techniques employed is given, the leather items themselves are described in more detail. Also included is a summary of the Anglo-Scandinavian shoe and sheath assemblages in context to the Anglo-Saxon background and contemporary material elsewhere in the British Isles, as well as similarities between York leather assemblages and those recovered throughout north-west Europe.
This book is out of print but is now available online from York Archaeological Trust.
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