The epidermal top layer in full-grain leather retains the character of the natural hide. Vegetable tanning preserves this layer and the grain continues to mature and develop more character with age.
The leather grain has a natural shine that reflects and refracts light even when they are tinted deep with a shade. Leather sheen improves as grains surface gets waxed and polished. Opaque leather lacks sheen.
Patina is the natural unevenness in shades that gets pronounced as grain layer is stretched and as leather absorbs moisture and oils. Patina develops with age, giving the leather a well-worn vintage appearance.
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.
DaVarg shading process impart dyes deep into the leather grain, instead of coating an opaque layer over the surface. This deep dyeing process enhances the sheen and patina as leather matures, while keeping every grain distinct. Unlike other synthetic coatings on artificial leather, these dyes do not cover the individual leather grains, rather tint the grains from inside out. The deep tinting also makes the leather heal after minor scratches. The leather cross section show the depth of tint and the proprietary DaVarg back coating.
All DaVarg shades showcase every grain in the leather. Unlike other leathers coated with opaque pigments, DaVarg leather does not hide the natural character of grain. Not only does such dark coatings hide the imperfections in leather, but they are also used to disguise substandard leather by faking grain pattern with artificial embossing.
Every Davarg article is stitched with the signature Red-Line stitching with contrasting burnt-orange color thread. We chose this color to compliment all 5 shades of Davarg Leather. Crafted by hand, one stitch at a time, the Red-Line stitching creates an elegant statement on every DaVarg article.
The shades darken as leather matures and develops its characteristic patina. This darkening is more pronounced on lighter shades such as KARMEL. The patina and level of darkening depends on the way leather is used and the amount of moisture and conditioning oils absorbed into the grain. The ability to develop this multi-tone patina as it matures is a mark of authentic leather.