Artone offers different species of exotic skins, including Porosus, Alligator, Niloticus, Caimen, Python, Stingray, Lizard, Ostrich, Shark and Seal.
Alligator / Niloticus
American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae but not the family of Crocodylus. American alligators are found in the freshwater area of southeast United States, all in Florida and Louisiana. They are with the regular square pattern without any pores between the scales which is perfectly to manufacture of the watch straps.
Niloticus (Crocodylus niloticus)
The Nile crocodile is a large crocodilian native to freshwater habitats in Africa. It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile and in the world, after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). Given that the wide belly with the significant pores between the scales, they are mostly manufactured in the handbags.
Porosus (Crocodylus porosus)
The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is a crocodilian native to saltwater habitats and brackish wetlands. Their ratio of scales on belly and flanks presents on the skin perfectly and harmoniously which most of the people manufactured them in the luxury handbags. As a result, they are really rare nowadays.
Caimen (Melanosuchus niger)
The Caiman is a subfamily and its closest relative of the Alligators, by a few defining features: a lack of a bony septum between the nostrils, ventral armour composed of overlapping bony scutes formed from two parts united by a suture. The calcium rivets on their scales make their hides stiffer, and thus less valuable, than those of alligators and crocodiles. Their skins are usually manufactured to be handbags, shoes or belts.
Lizard (Varanus Salvator) presents a very striking color contrast with an equally unique pattern on its back, punctuated by regular rings. They are mainly located in South East Asia, like Indonesia. They can be produced into different exotic shoes, wallet, watch strap, handbags, etc.
Two cut methods:
- Back cut – Cut at the back of lizard. (It is shown the rectangular pattern in the center of the skin)
- Front cut – Cut at the belly of lizard. (It is shown the round pattern in the center of the skin)
Two cut methods:
The origin of ostriches which is mainly from South Africa. It is easily acknowledged for its smooth and soft feel, but mainly for the follicles, commonly known as “pearls”, that punctuate on its skin. Its size approximately average of 170 square feet which is essentially used in the manufacture of handbags or footwear.
The reticulated python (Python reticulatus) is a snake species in the family Pythonidae native to South and Southeast Asia, like Malaysia. It is the world’s longest snake and two ends are narrowed. They have wide bellies and large scales with emblematic diamond pattern.
The Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) is also called Burmese rock python, which is a species of the genus Anacaraidae. The molurus python is a native species in Southeast Asia, mostly living in tropical rain forests and nearby waterside in Vietnam. They have a wide belly and shorter length with large rectangular brown marks.
- Bleached: The pattern of lizards is bleached and is not shown on the skins
- Non-bleached: The pattern of lizard is kept and it is shown the natural pattern of the skin
- Metallic with painted effect: Jessica Gold, Jessica Silver
- Hand painted effect: Crystal, Rainbow
Stingray (Pastinachus Sephen)
Stingrays are a group of sea rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. The entire skeleton consists of cartilage instead of bones. It is also common in coastal tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world.
The skin of the stingray is hard and rough. They are usually polished with the sparkling effect which is used to make belts, wallets and watch straps.
There are three common finishing, including 100% polished (flat with sparking effect), non-polished (full jewel and without polishing) and half polished.