Color samples of stingray leather and cowhide
Aging of stingray leather
The scales of stingray leather are made of the same ingredient (calcium phosphate) as human teeth and bones, and are extremely strong.
As you can see in the photo, the scales of our workshop’s pieces turn amber and become more lustrous as they are used.
Although it is a very durable material, please note that dirt such as coffee will stain it.
In that case, some pieces can be re-dyed.
Caviar black is a beautiful treatment with sparkling and diffused reflections.
The more you use it, the more the paint polishes and the surface of the scales becomes exposed, giving it a caviar-like appearance and luster.
Features of a artpieces
Since a single piece of leather is used for the interior, some parts may appear distorted at first. When used, the piece becomes egg-shaped, and the stingray leather is on the outside, making the edges less likely to get damaged.
Adjustments have been made to shift the sewing position of the mating parts to prevent interference with the zipper and to facilitate maintenance during repairs.
Because it is natural leather, even if the color number is the same, the color shading, unevenness, wrinkles, etc. will vary from piece to piece.
Artpieces valued at 200,000 yen or more have the date, location, and name written somewhere in the artist’s own handwriting, making it clear that the work is a one-of-a-kind original.
*Depending on the work, numbers may not be written on some artpieces.