Icelandic sheepskin short haired - spotted
Icelandic sheep are a robust breed that is free to roam wild. The wool's unusual character is the result of centuries of adaptation to the harsh Icelandic climate. The long hair protects the sheep's skin from moisture while the short hair keeps the animal warm.
Icelandic sheep wool is composed of two types of hair: guard hairs and undercoat hairs.
The top coat is long, between 15 and 25 cm and is a little rough. The undercoat is short, soft and elastic. The short haired sheepskin has the guard hairs cropped to the length of the undercoat hairs.
Size: approx. 10O cm x 60 cm
We thoroughly select suppliers that meet our strict requirements of ethical sourcing, including animal welfare. We firmly believe that no animal should be raised for decorative purposes alone. All skins from the The Organic Sheep company are by-products from food production. All hides are prepared in an environmentally sustainable tannery, using the latest technology, to ensure no polluted wastewater impacts the environment.
Please note: All our skins are 100% natural and completely unique, therefore the size, shape and colour will vary.Our photos provide an example of each type but there is some variance between each skin - if a particular appearance is important, please contact us, we will be happy to send over a photo of individual skins we have in stock at that time.
Vacuum on a low speed every now and then to maintain a soft and full appearance.
If an accident occurs, we recommend specialist dry cleaning (any minor spoiling can be sponged off with a cold damp cloth).