The Aesthetic of Fish Scale Texture Patterns as Textile Designs Embellishments
Rusmawati Ghazalia1, Maithreyi Subramaniamb2, Sabzali Musa Kahn3, Rainal Hidayat Wardi4, Irma Murni Ismail5, Syed Muhammad Ahmad Sherazie.6

1Rusmawati Ghazali, Ph.D Student, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2Maithreyi Subramaniam, Lecturer, Department of Advertising, Journalism& General Electives Xiamen University Malaysia.
3Sabzali Musa Kahn, Senior Lecturer, Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4Rainal Hidayat Wardi, Senior Lecturer, Textile Design Department, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
5Irma Murni Ismail, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia.
6Syed Muhammad Ahmad Sherazie, Independent Researcher, S Rose Hotel Sepang Selangor Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 08 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 August 2019 | PP: 937-941 | Volume-8 Issue-2S4 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11860782S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1186.0782S419
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Abstract: The aesthetic of fish scale texture pattern as a textile designs embellishments are employed as an artistic substance in textile design. There are four types of fishes that can be found in the seas of Malaysia, namely Thread Fish Bream, Herring, John Snapper and Malabar Red Snapper. They are of various shapes and sizes, shiny, weight and texture. The four distinct kinds of fish scales being investigated had proved to be of distinct dimensions, shapes and textures. Fish scales such as Placoid scales, Ganoid’s scales, Cycloid scales and Ctenoid scales were used to study its aesthetic qualities. In this study, the researchers have analyzed the aesthetic qualities of the four fish scales in terms of Clive Bell (1914/2014) and Roger Fry (1920/2011) formalism theory thought that formal aesthetic features of the fish scales are determined by the lines, shapes, form, texture and varieties. The findings showed that the Malabar Red Snapper has the thickest scales. The John Snapper has a texture that looks like a fingerprint and the scales of Herring has an interesting surface. It has contour lines. Its scales are also attractive because the edge produces furry lines after the drying process. Fish scales also have their own unique characteristics. They can be smooth and flat when water is spread over and become hard and rolled under the sunshine. Then, the fish scales are smoothen again when water is spread over and vice versa. Hence, this study serves as an artistic identity and determine the textile designs recognition.
Keywords: Aesthetic, Fish Scales, Texture, Pattern, Textile Design Embellishments.
Scope of the Article: Textile Engineering