INVENTIONS: MARIL

Philip’s first major invention was that of 'maril'. By mixing scraps and fragments of leather parings and compressing them, a block or thick tile is created. Parings from the surfaces can be taken at different angles and used to produce configurations and textures to build up images along with conventional parings for onlays or inlays.

 

   
 
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Example of maril
 

   
 
The Tempest
(detail)