Description: Zebra Skin
Rug (Felt lined)
Scientific Name: Equus Burchelli
Welcome to Wildlife Etc.'s and zebrarug.com African Zebra Skin
Rug Page. We import exclusively the African Burchell's Zebra Skin Rug
(Equus Burchelli). The African Burchell's Zebra (Equus Burchelli) is
not a Threatened or Endangered Species. If imported through the appropriate
US Federal agencies a Burchell's Zebra Skin Rug or Zebra Hide is allowed
for commerce. Please read the following before buying a Zebra Skin Rug
or Hide. Better yet, just give us a call on our Toll Free number at
the following before buying a Zebra Skin Rug or just give us a call.
- An average size Zebra Skin Rug or Hide is approximately 8 x 5
feet. These measurements are taken from the nose to the base of the tail and
widest point that is usually the hind-legs. This measurement does not include
the tail of the Zebra Skin or Hide.
Zebra Skin Rug or Hide has its' own characteristics. Please see how we grade
a Zebra Skin Rug or Zebra Hide:
Trophy Grade - Zebra Skin Rugs are
the most pristine Zebra Skin Rugs that we offer. Although no Zebra Hide or Zebra
Skin rug is without marks, we feel our Trophy Grade Zebra Skin Rugs are near
perfect. These Zebra rugs are rare and not always available.
A Grade - Zebra Skin Rugs are
near flawless. Imperfections in this grade Zebra Skin Rug are revealed only
upon close inspection.
B Grade - Zebra Skin Rugs will
have some natural scaring or repairs. This grade of Zebra skin rug is an
excellent choice/value for customers who are on a budget. Please keep in mind
that all of our Zebra skin rugs are beautiful.
C Grade - Zebra Skin Rugs may
have noticeable scaring or repairs. This grade Zebra Skin Rug can be used
under furniture, for manufacturing or in a high traffic area. We have found
that some dealers sell Silver and Bronze grade Zebra Skin Rugs as Gold grade.
Our grading standards, on the other-hand, are very strict.
Color - The color of a
Genuine African Zebra Skin Rug can generally be described as "Earth
Tones." The dark stripes range from a very dark brown that some people
refer to as black to a brown-tan color which is very popular. You can choose
the color of your Zebra Skin Rug to match or accent the colors of the room in
which your Zebra Skin Rug will be used.
Felt - Black is used
to back the Zebra skin rug with approximately a one-inch boarder. Felt
backing gives a rug the traditional look and helps the rug lay flat. We also
offer Zebra Skins or Hides without backing.
Tanning - Preparation of a
Zebra Skin Rug or Hide is of the utmost importance to assure long life.
Collection of Zebra Skins or Hides from farmers in Africa who have the
knowledge base to deliver a Zebra Skin or Hide to a qualified tanner in good
condition is critical. A Zebra Skin or Hide must be processed by a tannery
that has the facilities/equipment and qualified staff to guarantee proper
tanning using modern methods. Many African Zebra Skin Rugs arrive from Africa
after being processed using inferior methods. Wildlife Etc. uses only the
most professional of tanners to insure we provide our customers with a quality
Zebra Skin Rug.
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