The goat rawhide is thin and therefore ideal for making smaller hand drums, lamp shades, and craft projects. The pieces are very clean and are not full of holes. The weight varies somewhat from skin to skin.
This rawhide has a good coloring with some markings throughout the hide. The backside has a creamy coloring with markings throughout. The rawhide is thin.
The bleached goat rawhide does not have hair on and is ideal for making furniture, lamp shades, drums, and other craft projects. It is a nice white. Bleached rawhide is a slightly heavier weight than regular rawhide. The bleached rawhide that is coded as R-55-51 is a cleaner white than the R-55-50 bleached rawhides.
Rawhide is also referred to as parchment or vellum.
The goat rawhide comes rolled. Individual pieces are shipped in heavy, cardboard tubes.
Goats are not an endangered species. The skins are a by-product of the food industry. The goats are not killed just for their skins.