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Our Icelandic sheepskin throws/rugs are from a robust sheep 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.

The skins are chosen carefully and are treated carefully throughout the tanning process, retaining the skin's natural properties. No artificial colours or detrimental chemicals are used during the tanning process, which makes the throws both allergy-free and environmentally friendly.  

Sheepskins provide warmth, and wherever you place them; they provide an attractive Nordic look. These throws were the accessory of choice for modernist architects and designers in the 1950's. Today they are perfect for creating the mid-century look in your home draped on a chair, on the sofa or as a rug on the floor.

Please note: All our natural sheepskins are completely unique and vary in size and colour. Our photos provide an example of each type but there is much variance between each sheep - 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.

Long-Haired Sheepskin

Long-Haired Sheepskin

by Cuero

Regular price $98.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $98.00 USD
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‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Technical Information

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 110 cm, Width: 70 cm
Hair Length: Between 15 - 25 cm

Hides are tanned naturally without harmful chemicals, it means they will have a slight soapy/sheep smell which gradually fades over time (dogs love it though).
We only use animal products that are a by-product of the food industry.

Materials/Construction

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. Combined, these two types of hair give the skin a unique and beautiful appearance.

Our Icelandic sheepskin throws/rugs are from a robust sheep 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.

The skins are chosen carefully and are treated carefully throughout the tanning process, retaining the skin's natural properties. No artificial colours or detrimental chemicals are used during the tanning process, which makes the throws both allergy-free and environmentally friendly.  

Sheepskins provide warmth, and wherever you place them; they provide an attractive Nordic look. These throws were the accessory of choice for modernist architects and designers in the 1950's. Today they are perfect for creating the mid-century look in your home draped on a chair, on the sofa or as a rug on the floor.

Please note: All our natural sheepskins are completely unique and vary in size and colour. Our photos provide an example of each type but there is much variance between each sheep - 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.

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    Kelly Stevens (Harlow, GB)
    Lovely Sheepskin

    Bough this long haired sheepskin to put on my new Butterfly Chair. Looks absolutely wonderful. Finished off the chair perfectly. Looks very cosy and comfy. The sheepskin is so soft and fits the chair perfectly. Very pleased with it. Would definitely recommend.

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're really happy you love the Sheepskin. We think of them all as individuals as each of these wild animals have a slightly different size and colouring. We hope it keeps you warm in the Winter months and cosy in the Summer nights.

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    Rodger D (Eye, GB)
    Icelandic sheepskin

    There were some irritating import/delivery problems so, a little perversely, really worth the wait!
    Thank you

    K
    Kirstie Wilson (Abingdon, GB)
    Long haired sheepskin

    I chose the grey and it was true to colour, very high quality and I love it !

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    Sarah Brookes (Balham, GB)
    Ace product - Ace retailer

    The rug was great quality and looks fab! Second time I’ve used ‘Really Well Made’ - super service and lovely touches

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    Maite Atkins (Billingshurst, GB)
    Another great buy

    I love my rug. As always a perfect service from this great company

    Cuero

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    Cuero

    In the late 1990's Lars Kjerstadius created the company Cuero ('Leather' in Spanish) to produce a new design of the classic Argentinian La Mariposa or Butterfly Chair. Today the company is still family owned and run by his son and daughter in-law. Cuero products are made deep in the Swedish forests with a clear focus on quality and sustainability. Primarily the brand produces the Swedish Butterfly Chair, but they also supply beautiful Icelandic sheepskin hides also used for upholster their chairs.