The making of leather gloves is a very ancient art which, in high quality handcrafted glove making, has retained its traditional character and still follows the same manufacturing steps today. The first step is to choose a skin, moisten it, dry it and stretch it, which maintains its elasticity. The different parts of the glove are then cut and sewn: the trank (palm, back and four fingers); the thumb; the fourchettes (bands added between the fingers). Finally, the glove maker passes the keel through each finger to stretch them and check the solidity of the seam. Donation from Henrietta Banting.

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