Rare Gotland Sheepskin Rug
We are delighted to present something truly special with this Scandinavian, pure bred Gotland sheepskin rug.
The Gotland breed was originally established by the Vikings, who valued the super-soft curls of their dense and lustrous fleece. We think those Vikings were onto something!
It is a naturally sustainable way of life for our modern-day Swedish friends who farm their native Gotland sheep on Gotland Island.
The fleeces they produce are hand-processed in small batches using traditional methods; the end-result is testament to the pristine natural beauty of the landscape from which they originate.
Given their nature, it goes without saying that each fleece is a unique product; their colours diverge in shades of silver-grey and sizes vary from a ‘standard’ of approximately 110cm x 90cm.
Please contact us if you have any questions or specific requests.
Amazingly with every stroke you give this impressive fur, the natural lanolin is reconditioning it’s curls. Hold up and give a good shake and the curls should instantly pop back up. However, you can use the nozzle part of your hoover to gently clean.
The Scandinavian way would be to wait until it snows before turning the furs face down in the snow and leaving it for 1 hour, before returning and shaking off any excess snow. A gentle 30degree wash is advised if necessary.