Fish skin is a new word in the fashion world
The peoples inhabiting the banks of the Amur are Nanais, Orochi,Nivkhi and Ulchi - since ancient times were engaged in fishing. They created a non-waste production: fish meat went to food, fish oil - for the skin, fish scales - for tailoring clothes, shoes, various household trivia. Priamurtsy mastered the mastery of making and using fish skin. Surprisingly beautiful clothes, sewn from this material, became a vivid example of the culture of the Amur peoples, which even became known as "fish-skinned people".
Processed fish skin by hand. First, scales were removed from the fish, then thoroughly cleaned from both sides and washed several times in water, laid out on a smooth surface and left to dry for a day or two. Dry fish skin became very stiff to sew something from it, skins had to be kneaded for a few hours on a special machine with bone knives to process the skin. The process was laborious and time consuming, as a result of this artisanal preparation, the fish skin lost many valuable properties. Therefore, when such fabrics as satin, chintz, linen and silk became available, northern masters stopped sewing clothes from this material.
But today we see how the production of leather fromfish scales are experiencing a new round of popularity, and at a qualitatively different level. Fish skin has become as exclusive as the crocodile or snake skin. This world of famous designers drew attention to this amazing material. So, for example, Christian Dior began to produce from the skin of salmon, which has an original pink color, shoes. Skin salmon - one of the most durable and durable among all types of fish skin. Designers of the Argentine company Unisol, specializing in the production of footwear, have developed and produced unique sneakers. The main material for this sport shoes is the fish skin of the representative of the family of herring American shad. But this material does not only produce shoes. Scottish company "Skin" has released a collection of swimsuits from the skin of salmon.
In general, the size of fish skin is small, but thisThe disadvantage is compensated by a unique pattern on its surface and a rich color scheme. Therefore, most often the material is used for the production of small but fashion products: shoes, handbags, purses, gloves, belts, cases for mobile phones and various ornaments.
But from the skin of sharks and sea rays are sewingdiving suits and even use it for furniture production. The skin of these large fish is surprisingly strong. In general, fish skin is more wear-resistant and durable than the skin of any animals. This is due to the fact that the fibers in the fish skin are very close to each other. In addition, only the fish skin is waterproof.
Another undoubted plus of fish skin is itsenvironmental friendliness. To date, scientists have not detected a single virus, which would be transmitted from fish to humans. So it's impossible to get any disease from the fish skin, unlike the skin of pigs and cows.