Stingray Leather Facts
There are over hundreds species of Stingray fish and they roam throughout the worlds' sea, each species may have distinct appearances but they share common features such as the prominent whiplash tail and venomous spine.
Of all exotic leathers, most people are least aware of the rarity and exclusivity of Stingray leather. However in many countries, it appears to be a symbol of prestige and luxury. The skin has a beautiful unique supple bumpy and beady texture that is created by life and nature.
These unique features have been preserved even after ways of processing and modifications to value-add each individual piece.
Stingray leather is incredibly beautiful as well as being incredibly durable. The skin consists of thousands of tiny “pearls” each pearl is rooted into the underside of the skin making the leather virtually impossible to cut or tear.
Under no threat of extinction, Some people in Southeast Asia eat the flesh of this fish for protein and is therefore legal for commercial and trading. The inherent qualities of the Stingray skin makes it so durable that it is resistant to water, fire, puncture, tearing and abrasion.
Stories and Fables
Stingray leather has been used throughout history, early cultures became fascinated with the fish's beauty, grace, strength, and durability. Craftsmen believed this power could be transmitted into their crafts and was thought to bring health, good luck and prosperity to the wearer even to this day.
The ancient Egyptians prized the beauty and durability of the stingray skin by fashioning armour and other decorative items. These were discovered in the tombs of ancient pharaohs.
In Japan, raw stingray skin was used for armour as well as handles on their Samurai swords because of the indestructible nature of the skin.
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