Black Ring Lizard Skins - Water Monitor

Scroll below to see our black ring lizard skins for violin bow wraps, handbags and fashion accesories.

Available in both Glazed Finish Jet Black and in Glazed Finish Cognac Brown, this page is for our black skins. The Cognac color is a very sharp dark reddish-brown.

Also known as Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) these skins are direct from Indonesia.

Ring lizard skins are very durable and have an elegant look on a violin bow. It is harder to the touch than goat skin with a tactileness that conveys strength and durability.

Skins are about 250mm by 250mm (10" X 10") not including legs or heads and many are larger. Tanned and milled specifically to our violin bow wrap specified thickness of .5 mm - .6 mm plus or minus .1 mm.

Recently we developed a relationship with a major skin wholesaler whereby our skins are hand selected to have features ideal for bow makers. These are large skins yet with the smallest and finest scale patterns. These are sharp looking skins with the fine intricate scale patterns desired in the bow trade and sought after by violin players.

Our skins are legally imported with all proper government permits from USDA and USF&W and each skin arrives at your door with a government authorization label from Indonesia attached to the inner skin area confirming that proper humane and veterinary procedures were followed in the raising, harvest, sanitary preparation, human health requirements and export of the skins from Indonesia. These skins are from farm raised lizards (they are raised for food in Indonesia). We do not recommend this material for players that travel outside of the U.S. because import permits are sometimes required by other nations. Simply put, different nations have different requirements that are specific to those nations and we cannot keep track of them all ! For international travelers we recommend our goatskin. As a domestic animal there are no known restrictions to import/export of goatskin among the nations.

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Black Ring Lizard Skin - 1.5" X 1.5"

Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).

Jet Black. 1.5" X 1.5" square (38 mm by 38 mm). Sometimes we cut these at 1.125 by 3 inches.

Selected for bow applications where a very fine scale pattern is desired.

Thickness: 0.5mm - 0.6mm plus or minus 0.1mm

US Sales Only.


Part # Price Purchase
RNGLIZBLACK/15A-1 $ 5.95

Black Ring Lizard Skin - 1/4 Skin

Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).

Jet Black. 1/4 of whole skin. Approximately 30 to 36 square inches of material.

Selected for bow applications where a very fine scale pattern is desired.

Thickness: 0.5mm - 0.6mm plus or minus 0.1mm

US Sales Only.


Part # Price Purchase
RNGLIZBLACK/15A-3 $ 24.95

Black Ring Lizard Skin - Whole Skin

Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).

Jet Black Whole Skin for Violin Bow Wraps = 250mm X 250mm (10 " X 10") not including legs or heads.

Selected for bow applications where a very fine scale pattern is desired.

Thickness: 0.5mm - 0.6mm plus or minus 0.1mm

US Sales Only.


Part # Price Purchase
RNGLIZBLACK/14A $ 65.00

Don't forget the bags!

Violin, Cello & Bass Bow Bags.

PAPER BAGS : We have some brown paper bags left but when they are gone they are gone. We cannot find a manufacturer of this unusual size bag to replenish this stock.

The brown bags are 36 inch length bow bags - extra heavy duty so they can be reused. They are 2 1/2" X 36" and are available in quantities from 5 to 500 !

Brown Paper Extra Heavy Duty Bow Bags

PLASTIC BAGS: Our plastic bags are heavy bags at 3 mil thickness. They are 2.75" wide X 36" length and are clear. These are available in groups of 5 or in packages of 100.

Plastic Extra Heavy Duty Bow Bags