Stingray is a species raised for food, stingray meat is a type of meat with high nutritional content, after taking meat from the wings, only a quarter of the stingray's skin is tanned.
Stingray is a species raised for food, stingray meat is a type of meat with high nutritional content, after taking meat from the wings, only a quarter of the stingray’s skin is tanned. The leather is used to make leather products.
The stingray’s dorsal skin is made up of calcium and has bony protrusions that are larger in the center of the skin and smaller on the outer edges.
During the tanning process, this bone is sanded down and formed into small round marks that people call eyes, or pearls, or diamonds. (Because each stingray skin has only one eye, this skin will cost more than the rest.)
After that, the tannery fish will dye the skin to have colorful stingray skin products according to feng shui, but because calcium is difficult to color, the stingray skin still retains the sparkling color from the white bones, which makes the skin unique and attractive.
Stingray Leather Characteristics
It is highly durable (25 times more durable than cowhide leathers) and has a unique supple texture. This leather is one of the most durable skins and is widely available. It can be textured to be bumpy or flat and painted in any color in a large number of possibilities. Under no threat of extinction, this fish provides a useful protein food to many regions throughout Southeast Asia.
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Stingray Leather Origin
Leather was used frequently throughout history, but most frequently in Japan. It was used to make armor and sword handles because of its incredible strength. It was also very popular throughout the 1920’s Art Deco period. It was polished up and the end fabric was called ‘Shagreen.’ Stingray leather has only really become popular and commercially viable in the past 20 years. It is used in many applications as a replacement for other types of exotic leather, as it is not rare at all. Stingray leather has been found on Ancient Egyptian artifacts and Samurai clothing. It was popularised in 1774 by artist Jean-Claude Galluchat as he used it on many decorative pieces.