This Crocodile skin is derived from fresh water crocodiles that found in Papua, where there is a Gold Mine of Freeport and near Papua New Guinea, and then legally bred.
Papua is famous for its crocodile skin that soft and strong very suitable to be used as craft materials.
Our Craft Crocodile purse is a Handmade by Skilled Craftmen and has Certified Quality Control by Local Governments in Indonesia and legal for trade by Indonesian law.
Note: You will get as what you see on this pictures. No item has same pattern, because it's original and handmade. If you want another pattern, please see my another listing.
Size (When Fold) : 11.5 cm x 9 cm / (4,16" * 3,64" Inches)
Color: As Picture show
Outer : 100% High Quality Crocodile Leather from Papua, Indonesia.
Inner : High Quality Cowhide with Crocodile pattern
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About Papua Crocodile.
The Papua crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae) is a small species of crocodile found on the island of New Guinea where there are two geographically isolated populations to the north and south of the mountain ridge that runs along the centre of the island. In the past it included the Philippine crocodile, C. n. mindorensis, as a subspecies, but today they are regarded as separate species. The habitat of the New Guinea crocodile is mostly freshwater swamps and lakes. It is most active at night when it feeds on fish and a range of other small animals. A female crocodile lays a clutch of eggs in a nest composed of vegetation and she lies up nearby to guard the nest. There is some degree of parental care for newly hatched juveniles. This crocodile was over-hunted for its valuable skin in the mid 20th century, but conservation measures have since been put in place, it is reared in ranches and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists it as being of "Least Concern".
The New Guinea crocodile grows to a length of up to 3.5 m (11 ft) for males and 2.7 m (8.9 ft) for females, although most specimens are smaller. The body ranges from grey to brown in colour, with darker bandings on the tail and body which become less noticeable as the animal grows. Longitudinal ridges in front of the eyes and some granular scales on the back of the neck between four large scales are distinctive features of this species. There are some differences between the northerly and southerly populations in the morphology of the skull and the arrangement of the scales. The snout is pointed and relatively narrow during juvenile stages and becomes wider as the animal matures. The New Guinea crocodile bears a physical similarity to the nearby Philippine crocodile (C. mindorensis) and Siamese crocodile (C. siamensis). The colouring is similar to that of the freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) of northern Australia, but the snout is somewhat shorter and broader.
Distribution and Habitat
This crocodile is to be found in the freshwater swamps, marshes and lakes of New Guinea, particularly in the interior. It has been known to enter brackish waters such as those of the Fly River estuary but is very rare in coastal areas, and never found in the presence of the competing saltwater crocodile (C. porosus). The animal was first described from the Sepik River area in the north of Papua New Guinea. A separate population is found in the southern half of the island, with a range that extends from southeastern Papua New Guinea to the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is separated from the northern population by the mountain range that runs along the centre of the island. DNA analysis has revealed these to be genetically separate populations. There are estimated to be between 50,000 and 100,000 New Guinea crocodiles in the wild.
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