Axis deer skins are highly prized as exotic hides for their striking coat. Used as accent pieces, axis deer hides add an understated touch of luxury to any space
Beautiful, luxurious, exotic. These hides are ideal for throws on sofas, coffee table decorations, wall hangings or floor accent pieces.
The Axis deer (or Spotted deer or Chital deer) is often considered to be the most beautiful of deer, with a striking reddish-brown coat, marked with rows of white spots along the side of the body. The under-parts of the body are white. Unlike the fallow or white-tailed deer, the axis deer retains its white spots throughout its life.
If you have a certain place that you would like to use your hide, contact us with the details and we will find the perfect hide for your application.
We select the finest quality hides, which are as perfect in quality as is possible for a wild animal. The hides are natural and come from truly wild animals; and since everything in the wild either pokes, sticks or scratches you, these imperfections tell the story of the life of the animal in the wild. But, we don’t sell any junk hides and our quality is set at the highest standards.
We are not the cheapest, but we are the best
When you build an expensive, high-end chair or rug, you want to be able to admire it and you want it to last.
We purchase our Axis Deer hides directly from source, from ranches in the US who make these hides. We never buy from resellers, middlemen or auctions. This helps us control and maintain the highest quality standards for our hides.
We run quality checks and grade and measure every hide (never buy an ungraded hide).
All our hides go through high-grade professional tan, made to last. There are a lot of axis hides in the marketplace, but note that they are not all tanned and graded the same. It’s not possible to produce the best tanned hide at a super low price, and usually, a cheap hide means a cheap tan. Many hides in the marketplace are inferior tans or even use home tanning kits that fall apart quickly. Our hides are not shaved real thin or tumbled extensively, so that they will last a long time on the inside chair back that is repeatedly used. While all hair on hides will shed some with use, a thin shaved hide just won’t last as long.
All our axis hide products are created and hand-finished to the highest specifications. For example, the pillows / cushions use leather lacing as we feel zippers look cheap and can snag your upholstery.
|These deer hides are a by-product of meat production and hence is sustainable.
Axis deer are not an endangered species and not subject to cites. Our supplier is licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. All hides are declared and inspected for export from the US and import into the UK.
This product is hand-finished, giving every item a slight variation in colour, detail and dimensions, and making each one unique.
We select the finest quality hides, which are as perfect in quality as is possible for a wild animal; however minor imperfections may exist which tell the story of the life of the animal in the wild. An imperfection can be a scratch, scrape, fighting scar, bullet hole, small hole from the tanning process or small bald spot. But, we don’t sell any junk hides. We grade and measure every hide. All hides go through high grade professional tan.
All hair on hide will shed with use.
|Axis hide rugs like other exotic hides are meant to be accent rugs and are not to be used like traditional rugs. The most important tip for extending the life of a hide is to minimize contact with it by placing it in a low-traffic, low-use area. All hair on hide will shed with use.
Avoid placing your hide near a radiator or in direct sunlight to prevent drying.
These hides are professionally tanned and need no further treatment. To clean your hide, simply shake it or hold it up and tap the back side like you would a rug. Never wash or oil your hide.
Axis hides are sensitive to moisture as it makes the hide stiff. In case of spillages, just wipe it off and hang it up to dry naturally.
Axis hides need to breathe, so do not wrap in plastic. Store in a moisture-free, well ventilated space.
Refer to the section ‘Guidance’ on this website for full Care Instructions
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|Shipping & Delivery|
|This product is available on order only.
The hide shown in the photographs is available for delivery in the UK in 5 working days.
If you would like to purchase a different hide, then once you’ve approved the photographs of the hide you want to purchase and confirmed the order, it takes about 6 weeks for the item to be delivered. The process involves checks by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife office before being exported to the UK. We run further checks at our office before delivering to you.
We will share the details of the delivery timelines in the shipping confirmation mail to you.
Additional delivery charges apply for delivery outside of mainland UK, i.e., in the offshore isles of UK, Scotland and Ireland, such as, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and Channel Islands. Additional charges apply for international deliveries. We will contact you with the details of these charges for approval when confirming your order.
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