KARMEL is the lightest shade with a natural sheen that shows thorough the grains. This shade will eventually darken and develop a rich multi-tone patina with wear
TIRRA has the brownish tint and a patina that evokes the memory of old classic leather. With use, TIRRA develops more sheen and improves the patina as leather matures.
EMBER balances red and brown tones. EMBER still maintains the natural look and feel, and is a great shade for hardwearing cases and large articles.
TOBAC is named after the color of well aged tobacco.This balance of green and brown creates the allure of TOBAC, with a unique vintage appearance.
KAPPI is the darkest DaVarg shade with dark tones of brown and red. Even in KAPPI, the grain, sheen and patina of full-grain leather will be evident.
The top epidermal layer in full-grain leather retains the natural character of hide. Vegetable tanning preserves this layer, and the grain continues to mature and develop further character with age.
The leather grain has a natural shine that reflects light. Leather sheen improves as grain layer gets polished. Opaque synthetic coated leather lacks the life that is brought out by sheen.
Patina is the natural shade variations as grain layer is stretched and absorbs moisture and oils. Patina develops with age, giving the leather a well-worn vintage appearance.
Enhancing character of full-grain leather
DaVarg leather comes in five distinct shades, created with a multistep tinting process with dyes that penetrate deep into to grain and corium layers. Unlike other synthetic coatings on artificial leather, these dyes do not cover the individual leather grains, but rather give them a deep multi-tone patina that enhances the elegance and character of leather.
Authentic leather gets better with age
As leather ages the shades also undergo a transformation. The patina and pull-up of leather gets enhanced giving leather its characteristic vintage look. This ability to develop this multi-tone patina as it matures is the true mark of authentic full-grain leather, since substandard leather with synthetic coating cannot develop such character.
Contrasting saddle stitches
DaVarg articles have a unique red-line stitching. We chose this thread color to compliment all 5 shades of Davarg Leather. Crafted by hand, one stitch at a time, the contrasting red-line stitching adds to the unique elegance of every DaVarg article.
Few natural materials could record our journeys and tell our stories like leather. With its natural grain that retains the top epidermal grain along with natural marks and scars full-grain leather is as natural as it can get.
To ensure the leather matures gracefully, the grain layer is left untouched so that leather can develop its own grain pattens with use. We do not correct or buff the grain nor emboss artificial patterns over it. We take great care to ensure that you are getting the leather as authentic as nature intended.
Vegetable-tanned full-grain leather starts as a blank canvas and need to be prepared further. To create the 5 shades, we tint grain side of leather with penetrating dyes. Unlike synthetic coatings that cover the grain, our dyes goes deep into the grain while retaining the character of leather. These tinting also enhance the sheen and patina, and ensures the leather will mature gracefully as it ages.
In most natural leathers, the corium layer is left unfinished causing it to attract moisture, get stained, or to have its fibers come loose and can degrade the durability of leather. To overcome this, DaVarg developed a proprietary process that can bind the corium layers and give leather a smooth clean finish. The custom DaVarg shades along with back coating ensures the full grain leather retains its elegance and character for a long time.