7 years ago No Comments

(pronounced sha-GREEN or sheh-GREEN)

Originating from the Turkish word "saghri" meaning the hindquarters of a beast, shagreen was originally made in Persia from hides of camels, horses and donkeys. It is thought that small

7 years ago No Comments

(pronounced shan-TUHNG)

This heavy fabric is traditionally woven with silk fibers, but more modern versions contain synthetic fibers that simulate the semi-rough, nubby texture of a silk version. The luxurious, highly textured fabric uses a