موقع بريطاني يبيع منتجات مصنوعة من جلد البشر عبر الإنترنت
Company Claims To Make Belts, Shoes Out Of Human Skin
هل فكرت يوما أنك قد تقدم على شراء محفظة أو حذاء أو حتى حزام مصنوع من جلد البشر؟! الأمر غير قابل للتصديق، وقد يجعلك تشعر بالاشمئزاز من مجرد التفكير فيه، لكنه حقيقة، ويوجد بالفعل موقع على الإنترنت يبيع العديد من المنتجات التي تم تصنيعها من جلد البشر الرطب مثل المحافظ والاحذية وغيرها.
Books bound in human skin are a staple of horror movies, and there are even a few kicking around in real life. One tends to assume that the practice has pretty much died out, presumably because it is (or should be) illegal. But according to Human Leather Exclusive Products... not so much.
This website claims to sell products made from real human “leather,” and that it’s all perfectly legal. We’ll leave that one for the lawyers to decide, but probably the only way to prove their authenticity would be to buy one of their products and have it tested. And since a wallet is selling for $14,000, that’s not really an option.
وبحسب ما ذكرته شركة “هيومن ليذر.كو. يو كي”، فإن الموقع البريطاني، يقوم بعرض منتجات جلدية للبيع بآلاف الدولارات، كونها صنعت من "جلود بشرية رطبة".
So, who’s buying this stuff, and how does this website source the “leather?”
In answer to the first question, HumanLeather.co.uk says it caters to “a small but discerning clientele,” which makes sense because there can’t be a huge market for $14,000 human skin wallets. It’s basically the middle of a Venn Diagram between “extremely rich” and “extremely creepy”. According to the site’s FAQs, their clients are “amongst those lucky few who have everything they could possibly desire. Our supply is restricted and we prefer to keep it that way as we are the only firm in the world that crafts these special products.”
As for the source, the site claims that their “donors” bequeath their skin before death and that their next of kin are handsomely rewarded, although only “the highest quality human skin” is accepted. So you can pre-emptively sell your skin, only to have it rejected because you didn’t moisturize enough when you were still alive.
حيث يبيع الموقع منتجات متنوعة، كحذاء من الجلد البشري بـ 27 ألف دولار، ومحافظ جلدية يتجاوز سعرها 14 ألف دولار، وغيرها، ويؤكد الموقع أن الجلد المستخدم حقيقي وبشري 100 %.
It’s a deceptively bland website, considering the disturbing subject matter. It’s also pretty uninformative. The FAQs are full of apologetic redactions, mostly due to the “sensitive nature” of the business and a desire for client confidentiality. In fact, it’s so uninformative that we’re hoping it’s just a cleverly worded hoax... because the other option is that there really is a whole community of rich weirdos walking around in shoes made of human skin.
وانتشرت صور منتجات هذا الموقع عبر الإنترنت، وأثارت استياء البعض، خاصة مع تأكيد الموقع أن الطلبات كثيرة، وتغطي سبع سنوات قادمة، قائلا: "نحن متخصصون في تقديم منتجات رائعة وحصرية لعملائنا المميزين للغاية، وجميع منتجاتنا صنعت بأجود أنواع الجلود المعروفة، وهي جلد الإنسان".
So, if you have a Hannibal Lecter or a Patrick Bateman in your life, this would definitely be the perfect place to start shopping for a Halloween gift. It’s just too bad that thanks to high demand, the site has apparently been unable to take on any new clients since 2011.
وذكر الموقع أن الشركة تحصل على الجلود من متبرعين فور وفاتهم.
The United Kingdom company and its employees brand themselves as “specialists in producing exquisite and exclusive products for an extremely discerning clientele.”
The site adds, “All products are carefully hand-crafted by experienced master craftsmen, with years of experience in handling the finest leather known – Human Leather.”
The name is not hyperbole. Human Leather claims to use the skin of willing donors who signed off on turning their bodies into belts, wallets and shoes before death.
“Human leather is produced from skin sourced from normal everyday people,” the website asserts, adding that several specific areas of the body are particularly prime for the making of their products. “There are a few areas of the body, [such as the] back and abdomen, that have uninterrupted skin coverage, and are therefore the best for processing into human leather.”
وبالطبع هذا الأمر مخالف تماما للفطرة ولتعاليم ديننا الإسلامي لكن حتى بالنسبة لغير المسلمين أعتقد أن مثل هذا الأمر يتعدى حدود المعقول.
The business is allegedly acting within its legal rights to use the skin in such a fashion. It has also been done in the past. In the 17th century, people reportedly bound books with human skin, in a practice known as anthropodermic bibliopegy.
Due to the short supply of materials for use – and the company’s expressed desire to “cater to a small but highly discerning clientele … [who] are amongst [sic] those lucky few who have everything they could possibly desire” – the products are expensive.
The price of a wallet starts around $14,000. And a client could expect to pay at least $27,000 for the privilege of owning footwear made of human leather.
The company’s practices are cloaked in privacy. They do not post pictures of their completed commissioned products, the length of the waiting list for their products or the identities of their sources.
“We are considering taking a picture of an article that will never be for sale and we will publish that later this year,” the website states.
About one thing those at Human Leather are not shy, however, they readily endorse the use of the human skin from the willing deceased for the creation of fashionable accessories.
“Just like animal leather products, produced from lesser animals, our raw human skin is transformed into the finest grade human leather by using a traditional tanning process,” the Human Leather website explains. “However, human leather is the finest grain leather that is obtainable. ”
The site adds, “It is free from defects and has the smallest grain size which makes it the smoothest, softest leather on Earth.”