The Forgotten Art of Making Leather Thongs (Rieme) << go back

The process of tanning rieme is a unique and dying art.

By request of many individuals, I have decided to write down this process. I am 75 years old and wish to preserve this knowledge for future use.

I was taught the craft by Oom Carel “Slaai” Fourie of Fouriesburg. He survived the great drought by tanning rieme.

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