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- n. Plural form of fishskin.
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He made collections of shells and minerals, knew how to stuff birds, kept a mass of curiosities bought for nothing in his bedroom; took possession of phials and empty perfume bottles for his specimens; pinned butterflies and beetles under glass, hung Chinese parasols on the walls, together with dried fishskins.
From snakeskins, fishskins, frogskins, water buffalo horns, penshells (which were popular during the Victorian era as a substitute for the endangered tortoise shell), oystershells, cowrie shells and other naturally collected shells; from animals that are not "consumed" solely for their skins or horns but also as a food source, I am having fun reusing (and not abusing) mother nature's beautiful and bountiful resources to create each and every piece.