Ja¯nis Bertholds demonstrates how to soften leather with tongs. Vaide. Drawing: The tongs.
84. Jānis Bertholds demonstrates how to soften leather with tongs. The tongs have a blade edge, a handle
and a leather loop attached at the bottom. Jānis Bertholds pulls the leather with his left hand and holds the tool by its handle with his right hand, while pulling the leather loop with his right foot. The blade edge, moving downward, softens the leather. Vaide. Photo by: Vilho Setälä, 1912. Drawing: The tongs. Toivo Vuorela, Suomalainen kansankulttuuri 1975.

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