Snakeskin Furniture

Category : Snakeskin Fabrics, Upholstery Fabric

Snakeskin Ottoman

Snakeskin Ottoman

Although leather is the only type of animal hide that most Americans have seen furniture made from, around the world, furniture, clothing and other miscellaneous items are made from various types of animal hides. Even though many exotic animals are illegal to hunt, poachers have paid no attention to the laws and killed these animals for their hides and body parts.

It is when elephant, gorilla and rhinoceros legs are used as the base for a table, as well as their tusks used for dozens of odd decorations, that some people develop a taste for the exotic. In countries such as South Africa, ostrich skin has become popular for people with wealth

and social status to make lounge suites, ottomans and other types of furniture and accent pieces. As snakeskin becomes increasingly popular, so does the desire to have snakeskin as the furniture medium of choice by these people with a unique taste.

Furniture that is made by using snakeskin usually is very durable, due to its pliable and tough design by nature, and is waterproof for the same reasons. If you are looking for animal-friendly options, embossed vinyl can give you an equally stylish variation on the look.

Snakeskin Chair

Snakeskin Chair

Snakeskin prints are a great way to subtly incorporate the look into a room to give it the special and exotic look. Many of the natural markings and colorings of the snake will blend into virtually any type of décor but is probably most fitting in a more rustic style of decorating.

If you’re not quite bold enough to wear a snakeskin print, incorporating snakeskin style fabrics into your décor can be a fun way to take part in the trend. Snakeskin fabrics come in all variations, from those traditionally seen in nature to fun metallics and othercolors and finishes that are certain to add a touch of personality to your home.

Snakeskin Coats and Long Skirts by Missoni

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Italian fashion powerhouse, Missoni, has long been known for its eye-catching zig-zag prints and patterns that have made it a status symbol the world over.  For Fall and Winter of 2011 to 2012, the Milanese legend showcased another pattern that is catching just as many eyes and turning just as many heads:  snakeskin.

On the runway, the model showed off a full-length snakeskin coat that was a true show-stealer, putting all eyes on the elegant and hip selection, making it the must-have coat for fall and winter.  The Missoni snakeskin coat was a statement piece that captivated everyone and inevitably became the “statement” that everyone wanted to make with their clothing.

It is not just Missoni that is embracing the trend; snakeskin and other animal prints have been popping up all over the runways and it is evident that the look is here to stay for awhile.  It is being seen in all colors, from muted beiges and greys to bold reds to bright yellows and oranges and on all different types of clothing to accessories. Jimmy Choo showed handbags in all colors, Chloe showed a coat similar to the one by Missoni, Marc Jacobs showed a futuristic snakeskin dress, Valentino showed off knee-high boots, and Gucci showed a retro look with a modern take: a yellow snakeskin and fur waistlength jacket.

The snakeskin look is all about making it your own and doing what you are comfortable with.  If you’re a little snakeskin-shy, a handbag may be a great option for testing out the look; if you’re feeling a little more bold, boots may be the way to go for you; if you whole-heartedly embrace the trend and have a fashion-forward side that loves to be daring, one of the coats or dresses will satisfy your love of snakeskin.