- Species: Zebra (equus burchelli)
- Style: Rug
- Grade: Trophy Grade- Felted
- Color: Natural Colors
Our beautiful Burchell zebra skins from South Africa are trophy grade (minimal scarring and blemishes). Each hide has a groomed neck mane as well as a groomed tail, leaving no question that it is indeed genuine zebra. Our rugs utilize the full hide and measure from (60 - 65 in.) Wide x (8 - 11 ft.) long.
We apply a weighted felt backing to our zebra rugs that give the zebra hide the extra support it needs to lay flat on the floor. For production, such as furniture or upholstery, we recommend non-felt back zebra hides which are more pliable.
Zebra are often misrepresented as being pure white and black. Genuine zebra hides are more realistically a creme/tan color with dark brown to black stripes. Each striped pattern is unique to the animal and no two zebra will have the exact same striped pattern. Our species of zebra, equus burchelli, features wider, unsymmetrical stripes from head to tail.
Burchell Zebra are common animals on the African continent and legal in the United States to both sell and own. Zebra are wild animals that have some natural scarring and blemishes; we inspect and hand-pick the best hides for our rugs.
<div class="leatherprofile"> <H2>Zebra Leather Profile</H2> <div class="DescriptionList3"> <ul> <li class="image"><img src="/product_images/uploaded_images/zebra-skin-leather.jpg"></li> <li><span class="title">Species:</span> <span class="speciesdesc">Zebra<br /><em>Equus burchelli</em></span></li> <li><span class="title">Cites:</span> No</li> <li><span class="title">Origins:</span> <span class="speciesdesc">South Africa</span></li> <li><span class="title">Width:</span> <span class="speciesdesc">1.5m (60") -1.75m (65")</span></li> <li><span class="title">Length:</span> <span class="speciesdesc">2.75m (8') - 3.6m (11') <em>(nose to tail)</em></span></li> <li><span class="title">Weight:</span> 1.2mm - 1.8mm</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p>Zebras are one of the most stunning, recognizable animals on the planet for their distinctive and exotic patterns. Zebra hides are used in many applications but especially popular for furniture, handbags, area rugs and upholstery. The uniqueness of zebra instantly adds an exotic aesthetic to any space, both traditional or contemporary.</p> <p>Rojé offers some of the finest available <em>equus berchelli</em> non felt-backed genuine zebra skins available in the world. We consistently have one of the largest selections to ensure you choose the correct skin for your area or project. You can select any stocked skin and we will professionally felt back your skin. The process starts with 10 days of stretching at our Chicago taxidermy partner. We then lay your skin over 1 XL piece of USA manufactured felt and cut away the excess with your bespoke measurements. We also use the strongest industrial adhesive and offer a stitch-less edge. We dont actually up charge the felting price which add $300 to the cost of the skin. Please allow 14 days to receive.</p> <p>Our zebra skins are beautiful, with a thick mane and tail, minimal scar tissue. All of our zebras are tanned in the most reputable South African tannery, setting the International standard for trophy grade zebra and ensuring these beautiful hides receive the masterful attention they deserve. Our rugs are properly tanned the first time (not re-tanned imported Tanzanian skins which are primitively tanned) which ensures our skins will lay flat on the ground for the life of the rug, or wont crack when using in upholstery applications.</p> <p>Every zebra is unique in both color and patterns; some will feature highly contrasted white/black patterns, while others have a more cream/brown patterned striping. Please double click on any image to allow a light-box or separate widow to open to view specific sizes and photos from every angle as well close ups will appear when clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the light box</p> <H3><strong>Legalities and Conservation</strong></H3> <p>South African <em>equus berchelli</em> are very commonly found in the plains of Western and Southern Africa. That considered, zebras are also carefully regulated in game reserves across Africa and the hides are always in high demand. Every skin we sell is 100% legally imported into the United States. The zebras we source originate from government sanctioned culls privileged to several Professional Hunting Game Reserves where hunters pay thousands of dollars for the privilege to hunt zebra during cull seasons.</p>