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Red Bellied Black Snake Jacket


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The iconic Red-Bellied Black Snake (RBBS), whose scales provide the inspiration for this unique Joe Bananas tapestry, is one of the most frequently encountered snakes across Australia. Their native habitat extends nearly the entire length of the east coast of Australia, as well as up to 500km inland. Like Australian people, these snakes love the sun and the water.

The RBBS is an incredibly shy snake and will freeze to avoid detection, allowing humans to get uncomfortably close. Given its intimidating appearance and rotund body, especially when stationary, it is sadly vulnerable to humans wielding shovels and shot guns. RBBS will naturally retreat when threatened but when overwhelmed, can defend themselves with a very painful, yet rarely lethal venomous bite.
This weave brings the RBBS out of the shadows and celebrates its unique scales for all to see.  
DRESS IT UP OR DOWN: For daytime wear with navy chinos or dark denim, go for soft blues and lilacs beneath the jacket. To make it all about the jacket, black trousers or chinos with dress shoes, black or white, or black and white printed shirt.
CURIOUS FACT: When threatened or evading predators, including humans, RBBS are known to enter water and even stay fully submerged for up to 20 minutes.  
100% Handwoven Raw Silk
Lining: Black Bemberg
Buttons: Spanish Buffalo Horn
Weave Time: 335 Days
Yield: 23.7 yds
Red Bellied Black Snake
Fabric#: 1843

Measuring Guide

All of our garments are hand cut and will have a small natural variance in size (+/-0.5")

We intend to make these to measure in most cases, so we will contact you for your measurements after purchase. These measurements are based on garments, not your body. Please measure your favourite shirt and compare to pick your closest size.

If you want to see a more complete guide to taking measurements, see our measuring guide here.

Delivery Times

Please note all jackets including specified sizes and Made to Measure currently require up to 4 - 6 weeks production time (due to supply chains affected by the global pandemic) unless otherwise confirmed at purchase. It is likely your jacket will be ready for collection or dispatched sooner and we undertake every measure possible to ensure expediency. We thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times.


Sydney Metropolitan area: 2-3 business days

Regional NSW, & other States and Territories: 2-5 business days

New Zealand: 2-5 business daysRest of World: 5-10 business days

Please note: All stated delivery estimates are subject to stock availability and delivery location, and are to be considered as guides.  On rare occasion, circumstances beyond our shipping providers' control may cause an unforeseen delay with your delivery for which we sincerely apologise.