This linocut print depicts a fascinating snake species.
Behind the generic name of "Habu" hide several species of snakes. This one is nicknamed "Habu of Okinawa", it is the Protobothrops flavoviridis. It is endemic to the Ryūkyū Islands in Japan and is highly venomous. Here he is surrounded by peonies in the style of the Japanese neo-traditional tattoo. Nestling in the heart of freshly bloomed flowers, he reveals his very special skin.