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Since the dawn of mankind, our histories have been intertwined with snakes. The serpent has long been a source of mysticism + mystery, a symbol of the exotic, the occult + the macabre.
The Downfall of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden,
part of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
1754 political cartoon by Benjamin Franklin
It wasn't long before snakes became not only a symbol of the exotic, but also a symbol of luxury. Since then, snakeskin covered shoes, boots, purses + wallets have been coveted fashion accessories.
c.1870 Victorian snakeskin + sterling silver wallet, Davis Antiques
1940's snakeskin handbag + shoes set (courtesy of Bags of Style)
1970 Norma Kamali snakeskin skirt + spats, Harper's Bazaar
1970's Arnold Scaasi snakeskin + lynx coat, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1983 Karl Springer snakeskin console table, Wright Auctions
A/W 2011 Gucci snakeskin + fox fur jacket
Christian Dior golden russian sable + snakeskin coat
Bill Blass mink lined python skin jacket
Python + suede 1970s jacket
5-in-1 snakeskin belt set with ethnic buckle
Python skin + leather 1960s tunic dress
Versace Couture c. 1995 metallic silver python skin dress