travelbug said: I think the elves already knew some tanning, they did have something to wear during the six chiefs before Tanner. As in scraping and preparing furs and leathers.
But Tanner discovered how to perfect it, and make it silkysoft to a new standard.
That's also what I imagine. Before Tanner they did
have tanned leather, but in the quality the humans wore/wears. Remember how surprised by the quality those Djunsmen who discovered the scrap of leather outside Ekuar's tunnel in Shards#2 were?
What I'd like to know is who the tanners were between Tanner and Moonshade. I imagine Tanner taught someone, who taught someone, who taught someone, who eventually taught Moonshade.