Our gorgeous Navajo Churro heritage sheep have such beautiful hides with long luxurious wool, we decided early on we had to find a way to preserve their beauty and honor the whole animal by tanning them into gorgeous pelts.
Our custom made sheepskin pelts are of the finest craftsmanship and involve quite a process to become a pelt. After harvest, we personally collect each one from the slaughterhouse, then we sort and clean them here on the ranch, then they travel to Oregon for flashing and salting by our taxidermist's two young sons, and then are shipped off to Quakertown, Pennsylvania to the best tannery for sheep skins in the US. After 6 months at the tannery they travel back to the ranch to be photographed in all their glory and listed here for you to purchase. They are hard for us to part with but we love seeing photos of them in our customers' homes! These pelts are supple and soft suede on the back side and incredible long lambs wool on the front, perfect for a cozy couch throw, an ottoman or home decor. They can be cleaned at home or sent back to the tannery for a proper cleaning at any time (for $2-10 plus shipping)
Care and laundering of lambskins
Option 1) Inquire with us for instructions on sending them to the tannery for a proper cleaning for $2-$10 a hide plus shipping
Option 2) you can clean them yourselves!
- If cleaning is necessary: rinse with cool water.
- Wash with liquid ivory soap in warm water on gentle cycle for three minutes.
- Rinse in warm water (twice) and allow to go through the spin cycle. Air dry, then brush.
- Dry on air dry, then put in dryer to fluff, NO HEAT.
- Stretch out by hand as drying to keep softer.