Fish skin

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Description

Fish skins and sharkskins provide a close texture, impervious surface that have been used as abrasives for polishing veneer (Kuhn 1986). In northern Pacific regions, fish skins were also used for clothing, footwear, and waterproof covers for windows, boats, and sleds (Kite 1999).

See also salmon skin, and shagreen.

Synonyms and Related Terms

pele de peixe (Port.)

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Additional Information

° H.Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986.

° M.Kite, "The Conservation of a 19th Century Salmon Skin Coat" in ICOM Preprints, Lyon, 1999. p.691-696.

Comparisons

Properties of Common Abrasives


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 332
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986

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