History of Leather Gloves
Leather gloves have been in existence since leather was first used to make mittens or gloves with 5 fingers.From the earliest civilizations, the value of animal skin gloves to protect and warm hands was recognized.
The oldest known leather gloves come from Egyptian tombs dating back to around 1700 BC. are dated. Often made of soft goatskin, these gloves served both practical and decorative purposes. They were worn by the wealthy classes and were often richly decorated. In ancient Rome, leather gloves were a symbol of social status and were worn by the elite. The Romans also developed special gloves for military use, often reinforced with metal plates or chainmail to protect hands in battle. During the Middle Ages, leather gloves became widespread and used in various fields. They were worn by knights in battle, by horsemen to protect their hands, and by artisans such as blacksmiths, butchers, and farmers. Leather gloves were also a symbol of power and nobility. Kings and queens often wore magnificent gloves decorated with jewels.
Over the centuries, the manufacture of leather gloves has developed into a craft in its own right. Specialized glove makers' guilds emerged in Europe, known for their quality craftsmanship and expertise. The production of leather gloves is a complex process. Over time, leather gloves were worn not only as a protection or status symbol, but also as a fashion accessory.
Gloves are made of lamb leather (with and without hair), elkskin leather, deerskin, cow leather, calfskin, goatskin, pig leather or kangaroo leather. They are available as smooth leather, fur, nubuck or suede. Due to the multifarious properties of leather, gloves can be protective (work gloves, motorcycle gloves), warm (winter gloves) or worn as an accessory (ladies' gloves for the evening wear).
Special offer lambskin gloves from a discounter for 8,99 € (2012-12).
Pig leather gloves on sale.
Tawing with alum leather gloves.
Motorcycle gloves made of robust cowhide protect well against injuries when falling.
Boxing gloves are extremely hard wearing.
Typical work gloves made of suede.
These reinforced work gloves protect against burns from ropes running through the hand.
Leather working gloves for special occupations.
Production and repair of leather gloves
Most leather gloves are manufactured more cost-effectively abroad due to the high manual labour required. There are also specialist companies which still carry out this rare handicraft.
In the leather workshop, leather gloves are custom-made and leather gloves are repaired.
The production of leather gloves.
Cleaning Leather gloves with LEATHER AND FUR WASH CONCENTRATE.