Specially selected breeds such as Lincoln
, English Leicester
, Border Leicester
and crosses are used. Their pelts tend to be particularly large as they are sourced from mature sheep that have been farmed on lush, easy farming type land, primarily for their wool.
The naturally curly wool is shorn to a uniform height, leaving small curls that exhibit a natural lustre and the larger scales on the wool are ideal for reflecting dyed colors.
Similar to the Bowron Zealamb rugs
but our curly wool sheepskin rugs have a deeper wool pile with more distinctive curls.
These stylish curly wool rugs are sourced and tanned by Classic Sheepskins
, our main source of sheepskins. They are all grown, tanned and manufactured here in New Zealand
Note colors may vary from the example images due to natural variations in the sheepskin which can also affect the uptake of the dye into the wool fibers. The White color is a creamy white; the whitest rugs we sell are the short wool shearling rugs
As this rug is a special order item, we can't cancel an order once we have ordered it from the tannery/manufacturer and exchanges/refunds aren't possible (unless defective).
Approx. pile height: 21-25mm (0.75 to 1in.).
Rectangle curly short wool sheepskin rugs - typical dimensions:
2 pelts wide x 2 pelts long: 158 x 108cm (62 x 42in.)
2 pelts wide x 3 pelts long: 158 x 162cm (62 x 64in.)
2 pelts wide x 4 pelts long: 158 x 216cm (62 x 85in.)
2 pelts wide x 5 pelts long: 158 x 270cm (62 x 106in.)
2 pelts wide x 6 pelts long: 158 x 324cm (62 x 127in.)
3 pelts wide x 4 pelts long: 237 x 216cm (93 x 85in.)
3 pelts wide x 5 pelts long: 237 x 270cm (93 x 106in.)
Colors: White, Black, Chocolate, Grey, Honey
To see photos of full pelts in each curly wool color, please see our pelt-shaped curly wool sheepskin rugs
. These offer the same shorn curly wool but in seven natural pelt shaped sizes.
Typically these curly sheepskin rugs take between 11 and 22 days to be made.