Tortoiseshell can refer to:

  • tortoiseshell material, made primarily from the shell of the Hawksbill turtle
  • Tortoiseshell cat
  • a pattern used in clothing and jewellery
  • tortoiseshell butterflies, brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae) in the genera Aglais and Nymphalis
  • "Tortoiseshell", a song by The Boo Radleys which appeared on their EP Every Heaven

Other articles related to "tortoiseshell":

André Charles Boulle - Boulle's Sons
... of marquetry, nor was he quite the inventor of the inlay of brass or pewter and tortoiseshell which is associated with his name but no artist, before or since, has used these ... cornelian, lapis lazuli, marble of various tints, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, and various woods ... Boulle improved upon this by inlaying brass devices into wood or tortoiseshell, which last he greatly used according to the design he had immediately in view, whether ...
Tortoiseshell Material
... Tortoiseshell or tortoise shell is a material produced mainly from the shell of the hawksbill turtle, an endangered species ... In 1973, the trade of tortoiseshell worldwide was banned under CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) ... Tortoiseshell was attractive to manufacturers and consumers because of its beautiful appearance and its durability, and its organic warmth against the skin ...
List Of Butterflies Of India (Nymphalidae) - Nymphalinae - Nymphalis - The Tortoiseshells
... Scarce Tortoiseshell Nymphalis (Nymphalis) xanthomelas (Esper, 1781) Indian Tortoiseshell Nymphalis (Aglais) kaschmirensis (Kollar, 1844) Ladakh Tortoiseshell Nymphalis (Aglais ...
California Tortoiseshell
... The California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family ... The California Tortoiseshell is known for having population explosions which cause the butterflies to migrate to new areas ...