Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bark Pots and Bark Tanning - Heritage NL releases new paper on the history of a local tradition

Bark Pot, Cape Broyle, c 1950s, from the slide collection of Mr. Ronald O'Brien.

As part of our work on safeguarding skills at risk, we've been doing some research on the various traditions in Newfoundland and Labrador related to the use of bark pots for tanning, preserving fishing gear, and colouring canvas. 

You can read the report "The History and Practice of Bark Tanning in Newfoundland and Labrador" online, right here

If you have a memory of bark pots, email dale@heritagenl.ca, or comment below. 

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Those fences though!!! Those bring back happy memories of summer at Nan's!