This is a regular, trading post grade axis deer hide.
Axis deer have gorgeous coloring and differs from fallow deer by the spots on the spine. Also known as Chital deer, Cheetal deer, and Spotted deer, their skins are in high demand for decoration. They are ideal for wall mountings, floor displays that are not walked on, etc. because deer have hollow hair. If you walk on them or let a large dog sit on them, the hair will break and shed over time.
It is alum tanned.
Axis deer are not endangered. In fact, there are so many of these, that culling operations are undertaken to keep them from becoming overpopulated and damaging the ecosystem. The animals are not killed just for their skins. Our supplier tells us that 97% of the animal is re-purposed for meat, pet food, antlers for decoration, etc. The skin is saved and tanned.
Not subject to CITES.
A USFWS export permit is required for shipments outside of the United States.