These are natural white reindeer hides.
Reindeer hides from Finland are beautiful decorative skins that make gorgeous wall decorations and rugs. The tannery we have bought from for years does the best work in Scandinavia--which does the best work in the world with reindeer hides. The skins are clean and white on the back.
Why buy from us? We import reindeer skins into the U.S. by the container load and select only #1 quality skins. We are the source for the best skins available. Furthermore, we are an established company with a long track record of satisfied customers around the world. We hope you will be one, too.
Measurements are derived in the following way:
- The length is measured down the middle of the hide, not including tails.
- The top width is the smallest part under the arms or front legs.
- The middle width is the smallest part across the center.
- The bottom width is from hind leg to hind leg.
The Lapp in northern Finland raise reindeer for food. They have been doing this for hundreds of years. The skins are a by-product of the food industry. Reindeer are not killed just for their hides.
Reindeer are not an endangered species. Not subject to CITES.
A USFWS export permit is required for export out of the USA.
Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:
46.5" (118 cm)
33" (84 cm)
50.25" (128 cm)
29" (74 cm)
44.5" (113 cm)
32.25" (82 cm)
Reindeer (and other members of the deer family) have a hollow hair that will break if walked on or sat upon. Please do not walk on the hides as you will destroy them over time. Keep in mind that a 100-pound dog sitting on the skins all of the time will also break hair and cause the skins to shed. Also, expect a minor degree of shedding over time, especially in the south where it is hot and humid or in a hot room up north. The skins are ideally mounted on a wall, draped over a rail, or used as a floor covering where they are not walked on. If they are draped over a couch, expect some shedding from sitting against the skin. Expect some degree of shedding from hollow-hair hides.
We do not accept returns on reindeer skins after our standard five-day inspection period.
You can clean the reindeer hide once a year with a vacuum cleaner on the lowest power setting or air it out.
We also offer a lanolin-based cleaner called Eucalan.
The reindeer hides weigh about 4-6 pounds each. The shipping cost for one reindeer hide within the U.S. is in the US$8.00 to US$10.00 range, depending on where it's being shipped and the weight/size of the hide.
For shipments overseas, we recommend using the U.S. Mail Service's Global Express Mail. This is the best way to send the reindeer hides and offers a tracking number. Global Express takes 3 - 5 business days to most countries (not including customs delays).
You can save money by shipping using regular insured air mail, but this takes 1-2 weeks (plus customs delays--which can add up to 3 or 4 weeks) and does not offer a tracking number. We cannot track these parcels and the U.S. Post Office will not investigate a shipment until at least one month has passed.
Shipping cost to other European destinations is about the same. Please see the U.S. Post Office's website at www.usps.com for their postage calculator to determine the cost to your country. Allow six or seven pounds for the weight of the skin and the box depending on the size of the hide. Add US$5.00 for insurance, delivery confirmation, etc.
Import Program for Wholesale Customers
Twice a year we import a shipment of reindeer skins from Finland. We usually firm up orders with a number of customers in early October for shipment in late November or early December and delivery in late December or early January and then again take firm orders in March for shipment in April and delivery in May.
If you are able to buy at least three boxes (105 reindeer skins) at a time and are able to pre-pay, please contact us for details.
The medium skins come 35 per box. The boxes are 32" x 31" x 47" and can only be shipped by truck. Each box weighs approximately 100 pounds. The large reindeer skins come 30 per box.
Container Load Shipments of Medium Size Reindeer
We can drop ship container load shipments directly from the tannery in Finland. Click HERE for more information.