Tanned Reindeer Hide

Surprisingly supple for a hide of this thickness with thick, richly patterned fur. Part of the annual sustainable reindeer harvest of the Sami tribe. Farmed nomadically within the Arctic Circle.

£199.00

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Description

Surprisingly supple for a hide of this thickness with thick, richly patterned fur. The images are of the actual hides available and are very animal-like (they won’t suit folks who are uncomfortable with this).

The Sami tribe farm these reindeer within the Arctic Circle (Northern Sweden, Norway and Finland), where they harvest a sustainable portion for meat and fur each year. The tribe are nomadic, like the herd itself. Selling the meat and fur is essential for their survival.

Furs were commonly used in burials in southern Finland until the 14th and 15th century, and in northern Finland as late as the 17th century. Finnish forest reindeer and elk skin were most commonly used in burials. Clothes & frequently used objects were also made from fur; a knife sheath could be covered or lined with fur.

 

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 127 × 117 × 2 cm

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