From faded camel skin to lustrous alligator hide
and intricate hand-braided ones, the fabric is treated for years before it achieves the right texture and shade.
COM MATERIAL: Premium alligator hide
, lined with horsehide VALUE: $475
That's why Heng Long, a Singapore firm that specializes in turning crocodile and alligator hide
into handbags, isn't fretting about today's global economic turmoil.
THIS season's must-have fashion accessory is the alligator hide
Burberry Warrior handbag.
A six-foot cut-out alligator "IQ board," tanned alligator hide
and a museum quality mounted alligator provide a hands-on experience for visitors.
I used an old steel-belted truck tire, which seemed a reasonable simulation of alligator hide
, as a target, and I shot many arrow/broadhead combinations into this target to judge penetration and durability.
Popularity of American alligator hides and skins is on the rise with exports reaching an all-time high in 1999, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Odom says.
The Market Development Office of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry conducts an export study annually to ascertain which countries are importing American alligator hides and skins and how many they are buying.