RAW SHEEPSKINS AND LAMBSKINS - Australian, New Zealand, South African, South American. These are usually shade dried in abattoir conditions and shipped in press packed bales. The chief cause of damage is by wetting, but they can become heated and badly mildewed, or attacked by black mold, through damp packing. These skins are also subject to attack by worm or weevil which may be inherent or contracted during transit.
Dry Salted - Indian. Usually well packed and prepared for shipment in press packed bales. Most likely cause of damage is from external wetting. May become mildewed internally if packed slightly damp under wet conditions.
Dry Salted - Red Sea area. Most likely cause of damage is wetting from external causes.
Dry Salted - South African (Cape), Australian, New Zealand, etc. Usually well prepared for shipment in bales. Chiefly subject to damage by water, but liable to absorb moisture during very humid conditions, which may be harmless but may give rise to red heat or black mold.
Raw Hair - Dried - Arabian, Abyssinian, etc. These are usually well prepared for shipment in bales with protection against worm. They will deteriorate rapidly if wetted.
Shade Dried - East and West African, etc. Usually well dried and prepared for shipment. Liable to heavy damage from wetting. Slight damage may cause considerable mildew. Mildew may also result from damp packing. Liable to worm damage.
Wet Salted - Indian. Packed in casks. Are liable to heavy damage from exposure to heat and heating. Similar troubles can arise from improper salting before packing.
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HIDES AND SKINS