My sweet 90 year old grandmother sent me one of her purses as a birthday gift to me yesterday. She wrote in her note that she thought it was alligator and perhaps worth a lot. To me it looks like snake skin, and it does look real, as it's quite a rough surface to touch and the strips are of different widths. It has a gold clasp and gold chain-like strap. There is a zip pocket inside and the material feels like suede I guess. I did google 'ELBIEF ENGLAND' but didn't see any other purse/handbag like it, and not many mentioned snake skin material. There wasn't information on here either about this company. Can anyone help with any information at all about this purse? I'd love to let her know, and perhaps she can also clarify when and where she got it. (We currently live on opposite sides of the world so it's not that easy to talk).