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The leather of Pangolin: use and characteristics, examples of straps, complete color chart ABP...

Watchband in pangolin skin on Panerai watch.
Watchband in pangolin skin on Panerai watch.
The pangolin is a small animal that feeds on insects, mainly on ants and termites. We find it in tropical and equatorial regions of South-East Asia and Africa. The huge pangolin can be up to 1.5 meter and weigh up to 35 kg. This small anteater (that we find in warm and wet countries) has the power to withdraw into itself as soon as a danger appears.

Watchstrap and skins of Pangolin.
Watchstrap and skins of Pangolin.
The pangolin word comes from the Malay: it means, "the one who withdraws". Indeed, as soon as a predator shows the tip of its snout, the pangolin withdraws into itself. Then, it uses its wide imbricated scales (as reptile kind) to protect itself. The pangolin leather comes from the back of the animal. Exactly as for the alligator or the fish. Scales are removed and there is not more than a root of the scale. Please note : this animal, as for the alligator, is part of species protected by the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna). As such, their slaughter is strictly regulated. ABP uses only skins whose the traceability is a strictly known fact.

Here is our leather color chart of Pangolin:



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