There are about 12 species of cobras in the world, and they can be found from Asia through tropical regions of Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and the temperate zone. The king cobra, also known as the Indian bongar, is especially feared. It reaches a length of 3 to 5 meters and is the largest venomous snake. He likes to stay in dense jungle undergrowth or in marshes where heavy rains fall. The tarry black tail, stripes and groups of spots on the shield give this snake a beautiful appearance. The cobra attacks with lightning speed and about one in ten bites is fatal.
The features of this snake inspired the construction of an extremely beautiful car, presented in November 1961. The Shelby Cobra convertible was developed by the British company AC Cars and the American racing driver and designer Carroll Shelby. The Cobra was powered by V8 engines with a capacity of 4.2 liters designed by Ford (later 4.7 liters), a differential from the Jaguar E-Type and disc brakes on the front and rear wheels.
Mrs. Margarete, the owner of the Cobra car, in a refurbished version by Ford, asked me to design a unique bracelet referring to both the snake and the supercar. After analyzing many natural and automotive materials, I started drawing. The cobra wraps around the hand as if it was getting ready to attack. To keep the form clean, I did not use the hinge - the bracelet is a bangle. The design refers to the Shelby Cobra logotype, while maintaining its individuality.
The photo session was made thanks to the courtesy of Grzegorz Szewczyk, co-owner of the furniture company "Bodzio", who is the owner of the second of three Shelby Cobr GT350 in Poland.