This rawhide drum cover is semi-translucent. The coloring is similar around the disc. One side has many white patches or marks with a reddish mark. The other side has two white patches and one reddish mark.
These pre-cut discs made of horse rawhide are ideal for making drums. The fibers on horse rawhide are tighter and smoother than on cow rawhide even though horse rawhide tends to be lighter than cow rawhide. Horse rawhide is also stronger than cow rawhide.
Horses are not an endangered species and are not subject to U.S. Fish and Wildlife import/export controls or to CITES.