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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

We regularly receive questions about our products. To be able to serve you faster we have made a FAQ page with questions that occur more often. Is your question not listed? No worries, then view the other service pages or contact our customer service and we will gladly help you further.


How to maintain an animal skin?

You can enjoy your purchase for years with a little maintenance. Advantages of animal skins like cowhides, sheepskins, mini cowhides and goatskins, are that they only require a little maintenance. Make sure to always use a clean cloth or a clean sponge when removing dirt and stains.

Maintenance a cowhide rug

A cowhide rug needs little to no maintenance. If maintenance is needed a cowhide is easily to clean because it has short and firm hairs. With the little maintenance that is needed you can enjoy your cowhide for years!

To remove stains and dirt form a cowhide you can use the following tips:

  • The cowhide can be vacuumed at a low suction setting, the best way is to vacuuming in the direction that the hair grows.
  • Instead of vacuuming the cowhide can also be beaten with a carpet beater to get rid of the dust and dirt.
  • If moisture (drinks, etc.) has been spilled on the cow’s skin, pat the area immediately dry (do not rub!) with a clean dry cloth.
  • You can remove stubborn stains with a small amount of natural detergent.
  • Do not put the cowhide into your washing machine or dryer!
  • Do not let the cowhide dry at a heat source, such as a heater, or in the sun.

Looking for more tips for maintaining your cowhide? Then check out our detailed instructions.

Maintenance for sheepskins and goatskins

Sheepskins and goatskins need little to no maintenance. If dirt or moisture has occur then you can use the tips below for cleaning the sheepskin and goatskin.

Removing stains and dirt from sheepskins and goatskins:

  • These hides can be gently beaten out by hand or a carpet beater.
  • If moisture (drinks, etc.) has been spilled on the cow’s skin, pat the area immediately dry (do not rub!) with a clean dry cloth.
  • You can remove stubborn stains with a small amount of natural detergent.
  • Dried dirt can be removed with a slightly damp cloth.

  • Do not put your sheepskin or goat hide into your washing machine or dryer!
  • Do not let your sheepskin or goat hide dry at a heat source, such as a heater, or in the sun.

Maintaining a reindeer hide

A reindeer hide needs only a little care. Reindeer skins consists out of an undercoat of down and an outer coat of hollow, air-filled hairs. Because of the hollow hairs, a reindeer skin is not suitable for walking purposes.

  • The reindeer hide can be vacuumed at the lowest suction setting, the best way is to vacuuming in the direction that the hair grows.
  • Instead of vacuuming the reindeer hide can also be very gently beaten by hand or with a carpet beater to get rid of the dust and dirt.
  • If moisture (drinks, etc.) has been spilled on the cow’s skin, pat the area immediately dry (do not rub!) with a clean dry cloth.
  • You can remove stubborn stains with a small amount of natural detergent.

  • Do not put your reindeer hide into your washing machine or dryer!
  • Do not let your reindeer hide dry at a heat source, such as a heater, or in the sun.

Do not exaggerate maintenance, this way you can enjoy your cowhide, sheepskin, goat hide, rabbit fur or reindeer hide for years!


Will I get the animal hide that is pictured?

You always get the animal hide or product that is pictured. We photograph each product separately. We also include dimensions of each product. This way you can easily choose the animal skin or product that meets your needs the best.


What about the smell?

Because all animal skins are new a light but pleasant leather odor may be present. This scent is comparable to, for example, a new leather couch. The leather odor will disappear within a few days.

 

How does an animal skin gets measured?

Because all hides are natural products and unique in size, we measure them all separately for you. This way it gives you a good insight into the dimensions of the desired product(s). The animal hides are measured including the hair, wool and tail. The two longest and two widest points will be measured. This way you always have a good indication of the size and you can check your room or office if the animal hide will fit into the desired place. The pictures below are an example of how we measure the animal hides.

Opmeten koeienhuid Opmeten schapenvacht Opmeten dierenhuid Opmeten geitenhuid Opmeten zebrahuid (met staart)

 

Can an animal hide discolor?

Animal hides with a natural color cant discolor. If you have a printed animal hide (like a cheetah, zebra etc.) it is possible that can discolour slightly over time. The best way is to keep painted animal hides out of sunlight, so you can enjoy their beauty much longer.


Why does my animal skin has patches / stitches on his back?

Scars and / or cuts can be caused during the life of the animal, for example by barbed wire and the processing of the hides. Cuts will be patched by the tannery with a small piece of leather or a stitch on the back so that it won’t be (or barely) visible on the front side. This is completely normal and occurs regularly. We try to find the best hides for you that contain as few stitches or patches as possible.


Can I reserve an animal skin or other product?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to reserve a animal skin or other product. This because each animal hide and product is unique and there is only one available. This way you always have an unique piece which nobody else has!


I saw that you also have Butterflies, insects and Antlers and horns, is that correct?

That is correct! In addition to our decorative animal hides we also have the most beautiful mounted butterflies & insects via Vlinderstore.nl. If you would like to order different butterflies and / or insects in combination with an animal skin, you can order the desired products via the usual way. During the ordering process let us know in the “Comment field” that you also placed an order at Vlinderstore.nl and would like to receive both orders at the same time. Then we ensure you that the desired products will be send as one package. In order to only pay shipping costs only once, Choose at Vlinderstore.nl the method “Pick up” so there are no shipping costs for the desired butterflies / insects.

If you would like to order and animal skin in combination with antlers or horns then the best way to order is the animal skins via Lederstore and the desired antlers or horns via Gewei.nl. Let us know in the “Comment field” during the check-out that you would like to receive the desired products as a single package. (This saves you on shipping costs!). Please keep in mind, some products are too large or too fragile to be send (for example large Red deer skull with antlers, or a mounted Fellow deer). If this is the case then pick up is the only option. If the antlers / horns are suitable for transport then choose at Lederstore during the ordering process for the option “Pick up”, this way no shipping costs are charged.

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