Article number: 5503
Length: ca. 0.8-1.2 m
Width: ca. 0.6-1 m
Tanned reindeer hide for outdoor use.
The colour may be different between individual hides from almost white to darkish brown.
Please note, they are primarily designed to be a decoration, avoid standing or walking on the hide to prevent the hairs from breaking.
These hides come from Scandinavian reindeer that have grazed freely in the artic tundra of Lapland.
Since ancient times, the indigenous Sami people who herd the reindeer have been using every part of the animal for food, tools, clothing, storage bags and even hut building. Today pelts are essentially a by-product of producing meat.
This is a first class reindeer hide that has been coated for addes water resistance. It can be used when camping, in a tent or hammock as well as juston a bench or chair in the garden. Howevver be mindful that the secret of the warmth of the reindeer hides is also their weakness - each hair is filled with what can be described as small air bubbles creating amazing insulation, however also making the hair sensitive to breakage. Because of this it is not recommended to walk on reindeer hides and to avoid intesive use. It is also recommended taht you avoid leaving the hides in humuid conditions for long. After using it outdoors, or when stored, it should be allowed to dry and preferably be rolled out with the hair down. This allow air to reach all parts of the hide and helps to prevent shedding.