The amount of work to create the Serpent belt is tremendous. The quality of the finish has left some to think that it is real snakeskin. It is that realistic! We’ve attached a video to show how each hyde is hand-cut to give the scaling effect of a snake. The hyde has been whitened, and it is hand painted to give that snakeskin effect. As you can see from the video, the time and labor are enormous to create a beautiful luxury belt.