BETWEEN ART & CRAFTSMANSHIP
The force of nature. The wisdom of man.
When it swims, the stingray seems to fly. It flies everywhere, survives in every ocean and knows face every adversity. But always moving sinuous and secure.
Stingray is character and elegance. Strength and freedom. Power and grace.
The skin of the Stingray is one of those little miracles that go unnoticed. It’s gorgeous, thanks to its pearly grain that reflects the light in an unmistakable way, but also a lot resistant, thus ensuring a great seal over time.
But like every beautiful thing, it requires commitment and passion. Starting from the research of thebetter leather, because two Stingrays are needed for each pair of shoes. And it's not easy find two symmetrical stingrays. Then, after finding the skin, the real challenge begins.
Working the Stingray is a delicate and tiring challenge. The skin, robust and glassy, is difficult to sew and only a skilled craftsman and well trained in the fight will succeed in having the best and thus obtain a perfect shoe.
It takes patience and dedication, method and creativity. And the result is a Fanga that it embodies the extraordinary power of nature and the millennial wisdom of man.
ABOUT THE STINGRAY
STINGRAY (Latin scientist Raja Cuv., Fr. Raie, spaya raya, ted Rocke, ray or skate). - Genus of Cartilaginous fishes of the order of Plagiostomes, suborder Batoidei, family Rajidi, with a generally rhombic or discoidal body formed by the compressed head and trunk and the pectoral fins enormously expanded and confluent with the sides of the head and along the edges of the trunk. Generally there are two small dorsal fins in the codal region. Large and small teeth or thorns generally present on the skin. The breeds are oviparous with large eggs contained in a quadrangular cornea capsule provided at the corners of filaments, by means of which they are attached to submerged bodies.
They inhabit temperate seas; they are more abundant in the northern hemisphere than in the south and are closer to the poles than other Batoids. They have color similar to that of the funds on which they live. They feed on crustaceans, molluscs and fish. They have a lower mouth and therefore to feed themselves must rest on the prey to devour it. Some species of this genus measure up to 3 m. in diameter. Some species live at great depths, but are most commonly found in shallow waters. Many live in the Mediterranean and among them the Raja clavata L., which has the body covered with bony hooks, the Raja miraletus L., which has a blue spot on each fin, and several others. They are eaten, but their meat is not the most esteemed. There are fossils in the Upper Cretaceous.