Tibet lamb have soft curly hair. The short hair skins have a hair length of approximately 1.5" to 2" long, but can also go up to 4" long on some skins. The whole skins are ideal as rugs or for use by doll makers because the hair will fall in a consistent manner. The backs of the skins are also clean and can be used to draw or paint on.
You are welcome to check out our large selection of
Tibet lamb plates. We offer more than 50 colors! The plates are made by piecing together pieces of Tibet lamb skins, whereas whole skins are full skins.
Tibet lamb are not an endangered species. The skins are a by-product of the food industry - the animals are not killed just for their hides.
Since these are whole skins, the size and shape of each skin is not consistent and does vary. The measurements provided below are general guidelines and are not definitive. If you require a certain useable size, please let us know before you order.
The short hair dyed tan/brown skins range in size from 22" to 27" long and 12" to 17" wide, measured down the middle of the skin. One short hair, dyed tan/brown skin measured 29.5" long by 13" wide down the middle with 1.5" long hair, and weighed 0.26 pounds. The short hair skins have a hair length of approximately 1.5" to 2" long.
Do not dry clean
Do not dry clean the the Tibet lamb blanket as the dry cleaning process will remove the natural oils from the lamb skin. For Washing Instructions see Eucalan™ Wool Wash.
A Note On Odor
Please note that the dyed lamb blanket do have a chemical odor as a result of
being dyed. They may also have a mothball odor as well because we have
to prevent bugs from getting into the lamb skin. You can reduce this odor by
either airing the rug out or by tumbling the lamb blanket in a dryer with a dryer
sheet on very low heat for no more than five minutes. Any more than this
will shrink the lamb skin and you will no longer have the option to
return them if unsatisfied. If you're worried that the lamb skin may leave an odor in your dryer, we suggest you use a public laundromat.
We have been in the fur business since 1992. We have extensive experience in the import and export of exotic natural products. The owner, Paul Crosby travels all around the world - ventures into the jungle in Guyana, buys from local artists at South African market, visits factories in Spain and China. We source only quality products because we only want the best goods for our customers.
We have extensive experience working closely with designers and artists. We try our best to provide products that best suits your needs. Whether it is a certain hair length or matching plates or custom sized rugs - just let us know.