Saturday, January 10, 2015

What I am pinning: Shagreen

I have a thing for Shagreen.
I am particularly fond of the sea hued variety.

Shagreen is made from Stingray skin which is dried rather than tanned.

Most objects made today are faux Shagreen, leather or vinyl which has grains of various sizes pressed into it to form the pattern.

Even if it is as deeply intense as this near gray, I love it.

I love the pebble like texture and the various indentations.
Shagreen is the basis for the word chagrin.

Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs

Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux !

But, faux or real, I do need Shagreen!

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