Originally Posted by Georges5
PS Galuchat is the good term ......Stingway is the animal.....but the skin of a stingway used for leather arts is named Galuchat all around the world.
No, shagreen is the term used in English. Technically, stingray was not the original leather used in shagreen (galuchat
), but a treated shark (and even farther back, specially prepared horse's or donkey's hide) (aka chagrin
However, in recent years most shagreen (galuchat
) is stingray, as those shoes most certainly are. Galuchat is not a term used in English.