Have a thing for stripes and a love of dead animal hide spread across your floor then why not combine the two by buying yourself some Zebra skin rugs or a kids rugs that will perfect to a living space. Now you can either go with a cow hide that has a zebra pattern printed on it for the low cost of around $500.00 or go with the real deal for the unbelievable price of $2000.00 more or less.
The zebra print on cow hide is obviously a lot less costly, it also has less hassles inherent in the purchase as well. All you have to do is find a quality products that specializes in hides and you can hand over your money and you are good to go.
A real zebra hide however can cost you more than initially suspected if not bought from a reputable outfit. They have to be properly certified, which means a 100% approved by the Conservation of the International trust of endangered species or Cities for short. This ensure that the animal was legally culled and that part of the profit for the hide goes back to the country where it was slaughtered in the prevention of poverty. All sounds fine and dandy doesn’t it, however there are many places that can lull you into believing they are a legal operation and in fact you can be putting yourself in danger of fines and being accused of receiving smuggled goods. Not something that you would want to put on your resume, not unless you want to start a life of crime.
This is why it may be better to go with the fake or even just go down to the local shopping centre and buy yourself a plain old piece of carpet or woolen rug and save yourself the burden of trying to research all the different companies that offer to send you an animal hide at discount prices. The other piece of information it is good to have when purchasing a skin rug is to know a bit about grades and how they grade their furs and what the grading actually means. A grade means like in all things that it is the high standard but some businesses offer hides under the rating of trophy grade. Which means much the same thing.
In other words it is long lasting and will not disintegrate the moment you pick it up off the floor and you have comfort in the fact that it has been properly cured and will not start reeking up the house three days after you have added it to your house décor. Odour of decaying zebra is never going to be an air freshener that anyone is going to want to buy.
So to reiterate if buying a real zebra hide make sure the supplier is legit, the fur has an A grading or similar, has been properly treated and comes with authenticity certificates and documentation. Receiving dodgy goods is not a great way to spend your cash.