What Is Snakeskin?
Snakeskin is the skin of a snake, it’s a very fragile skin due to the scales.
The scales on the snakeskin can become dried out without the correct type of care, causing them to lift upwards. Keeping snakeskin protected always is essential to avoid drying out.
Cleaning snakeskins has to be done with great care, you want to clean in the direction of the scales and not against the scales, cleaning against the scales can cause them to lift, once they start to lift upwards you will find your items becomes damaged very quickly as the scales can in time drop off.
Some of the world’s largest snakes are the anaconda weighing in at 550 pounds, the average human weight is only 137 pounds, that’s some mighty large snake.
The anaconda is also known as the green anaconda is an average size of 17 feet long but can grow as long as 30 feet.
The python is one of the world’s longest snake coming in at around 33 feet long.
Some of the longest snakes in the world are the inland taipan that’s around 8 feet long, the diamond rattlesnake is around 9 feet long, the king brown snake around 10 feet long, the coastal taipan around 11 feet long, the indigo snake around 10 feet long, the olive python around 13.5 feet long, the black mamba around 14 feet long, the boa constrictor around 15 feet long, the Indian rock python around 15.6 feet long, the king cobra around 19 feet long, the Burmese python around 19 feet long, the African rock python around 23 feet long, the green anaconda around 23 feet long, the amethystine python around 28 feet long, the reticulated python around 33 feet long and the Titanoboa snake around 49 feet long.
Due to snakeskins being very rare, this makes them an extremely expensive item to buy as they are classed as a luxurious skin.
With the python being one of the largest snakes around it’s used for larger items like designer jackets. These items can feel stiff in comparison to a lamb leather jacket, this is due to the protective scales the snakes have to give them protection in the wild.
Most snakeskins used are from specialist farms. The snakes are bread for this exact purpose, to be sued to make designer goods and clothing.
Snakeskin Close Up Jacket
Snakeskin jackets are an extremely costly item to purchase and can set you back £10,000 or more for a good quality designer brand snakeskin jacket.
Snakeskin Pattern Close Up
Purchasing genuine snakeskin purses or handbags is not cheap, the average cost of a purchase can be around £900 and some handbags costing £5,000.
Python snakeskin is the most common skin used for goods purely due to the size of the snake.