Sheepskins

Sheepskins are returning!  I will be posting them as fast as I can but keep checking back as new ones will appear periodically as my time allows.  If you are looking for a particular type of pelt please email and let me know - I may have it but not yet have it listed.

  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see some unusual pelts.

If you are ordering over $200 of pelts, or are outside of the US, I will contact you regarding actual shipping charges.

Email robin@NistockFarms.com


Beautiful, soft, fluffy machine washable sheepskins in a variety of colors. (See washing instructions at bottom of page.)  All our pelts come from our lambs who have gone into our freezer trade.  We always tan all our lambs' pelts so nothing goes to waste.  We feel that it's another way we can be respectful of their lives.

Size is roughly 2.5 feet wide by 3.5 feet long with edges that are somewhat irregular. (Sheep shaped!)

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white cotswold pelt with high luster

 

This high luster Cotswold sheepskin is really pretty!  The wool is about 4 inches long and forms loose wavy curls with a very silky feel.  The color is a nice even eggshell white.  There are no cuts or defects in the leather and the shape is nice and symmetrical.  The pelt measures 25.5" wide by 41" long. 
$139.00
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Cotswold pelt variable curls

 

 

This Cotswold pelt has variable curl character especially through the middle and back.  Curls at the head end are more well defined.  Still, it has a very nice feel and an even, slightly off-white color.   There is good luster to the wool which is about 4 inches long. There are no cuts in the leather but there is a tiny bit missing from the lower hind leg - only really noticeable if you know to look for it. This pelt measures 25" wide by 40.5" long.

$129.00

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Cotswold pelt longer wool

This Cotswold pelt has slightly longer wool with curls that stretch out to 4.5 inches.  The fiber has good luster and the curls are soft with a silky feel.  The pelt is a uniform white.  There are no cuts in the leather and the pelts has nice symmetry. This pelt measures 25" wide by 41".  

$139.00

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Cotswold pelt with even wavy curls
This is a very pretty Cotswold pelt!  It has uniform wavy, silky curls with high luster on wool about 3 inches long.  Color is slightly antique ivory.  There are no defects or damage to the leather and the shape is symmetrical.  The pelt is 27" wide by 40.5". 

$149.00

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Large Cotswold pelt
This large Cotswold pelt is a dandy.  The wool has good luster and a nice even wave except in the middle which is rather fuzzy and the curls lose some definition.   Still, the wool is 4 inches long and has a nice silky feel.  There are no cuts or defects in the leather and shape is symmetrical.  This pelt measures a large 32" wide by 44" long.  Very pretty.
$179.00
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large Cotswold pelt
This Cotswold pelt has high luster with good curls although the wool does straighten some at the britch.  The pelt is a nice uniform white with silky feeling wool 3 inches long.  There are no cuts in the leather and the shape is symmetrical.  This pelt measures 27 inches wide by a long 45.5 inches.
$139.00
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Cotswold pelt with all-over curls

leather side pelt

This cream color Cotswold pelt has good curls all over and a nice silky feel.  The wool is about 3 inches long with good luster.  There is a small cut at the 11 o'clock position (see lower left picture) 2" long by .75 inches wide and can't be seen from the wool side.  There are also 2 very small nicks right at the head end of the pelt which measure less than 1 inch long and .5 inch wide.  They don't even show up in the photo and can't be seen from the wool side.  There are no other cuts in the leather.  This pelt measures 26 inches wide by 39.5 inches long.

$129.00

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Cotswold pelt with solid curls

This pretty Cotswold pelt has sturdy curls all over.  It's bright white with moderate luster and the wool is almost 4 inches long.   One lower leg corner shows slight asymmetry but there are no cuts or defects in the leather.  The pelt measures 29" wide by 41.5" long. 
$129.00
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Cotswold pelt with wavy curls
This Cotswold pelt has loose wavy curls which are much less well defined than some other pelts but the locks are quite dense for a Cotswold.  Wool is a nice uniform white with moderate luster and a pleasant feel.  The locks are about 4 inches long.  There are no cuts or defects in the leather.   Pelt measures 26 inches wide by 40 inches long.
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butter color adult Cotswold pelt
This slightly butter colored adult Cotswold pelt has heavier and denser curls providing a bit more cushioning than the other Cotswold pelts.  The wool is 5.5 inches long, high luster and has curls that vary in character, some being quite big and loopy, like Farah Fawcett's hair in her heyday.  There are no cuts in the leather.  The pelt measures 32.5 inches wide by 46 inches long.
$179.00
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faded moorit adult sheepskin

 

This faded moorit adult sheepskin is a beautiful mocha/cocoa color with darker reddish brown tones around the edges.  It is very soft and cushiony with dense wool about 3.5 inches long which has a bit of luster too.  There are 2 small tears at the very edge of the pelt which you can't see from the wool side.  One is an inch long and the other is an irregular 2 inches.  This pelt measures a nice big 30 inches wide by 47 inches long.

$159.00

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closeup moorit pelt showing 2 small cuts

closeup showing 2 small cuts

large pelt with shades of brown
This large sheepskin with shades of brown is very pretty.  Although born black, genetics plus age plus the sun has faded this sheepskin to many warm shades of grayish brown.  The wool is 3 inches long, very soft, matte (no luster to speak of) and nicely cushiony.  Ther is 1 irregular tear at the pelt edge measuring no more than 2 inches in any dimension.  It can't be seen from the wool side.  This pelt measures 30 inches wide by a long 50 inches.
$169.00
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close up brown shaded pelt showing small cut

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In the immortal words of Monty Python.......

"....and now for something completely different!" 

Below are some pelts from Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.  Additional info and images here. This breed is in the "hair sheep" family, being real sheep (not goats) but having no wool, only slick hair like a deer or goat.  They are currently recoving in numbers but still listed with the Livestock Conservancy as needing attention.  These animals came into the facility that handles our freezer lambs and the owner did not want the hides.  Rather than see them go in the waste barrels the butcher asked us if we'd be interested in taking them.  They were in good shape and undamaged so we decided to have them tanned as ours are and offer them here.  They are way different from our pelts - these are not cushiony (no wool, remember) but they are very striking in color and have a 3D ridge of hair that stands up along the spine.  They look like an exotic antelope hide of some kind but they are from domestic sheep used for human consumption just like the wool breeds are.  If you are looking for an accent item for your loft, studio, business, etc, this may be just the thing.  We would NOT recommend them for heavy use on the floor, but for decorative purposes. 

Barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side

Large pelt measuring 23 inches wide by 45 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 6 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat is reddish brown on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends about 1/3 of the length of the pelt.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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3D ridge of hair

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

The largest pelt measuring 26.5 inches wide by 48 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 6 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and some black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends almost half of the length of the pelt.  There is a bit more black on the hindquarters than some other of these pelts.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$99.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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Barbados blackbelly pelt

Barbados leather side

Another large pelt measuring 23 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends almost half of the length of the pelt. There is an interesting downy fiber showing through most of the hair giving the hide a slightly fuzzy gray cast, like peach fuzz.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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ridge of hair

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A large pelt measuring 24 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 4.5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair stands up in swirls and extends about 1/3 the length of the pelt.  There is a bit more black on the hindquarters than some other of these pelts and a nice line of black along the belly.   There are no cuts in the leather.

$89.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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Barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A bit wider pelt measuring 26 inches wide by 41.5 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat is a bit sparse but shows red and a bit of black hair on top and black underneath.  The ridge of hair is minimal on this pelt and lays quite flat although there are whorls that make the hair lie in different directions.  There is one small 1 inch cut in the leather just above and to the side of the tail but it doesn't show from the hair side.

$89.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side pelt

A somewhat smaller pelt measuring 22 inches wide by 38 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 5 inches).  Short fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows only red and a tiny bit of black underneath.  The ridge of hair is minimal on this pelt and lays somewhat flat.  There is a bit of down showing through the hair that gives it a slight fuzzy gray look.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$79.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

showing 3D ridge of hair

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barbados blackbelly pelt

leather side barbados pelt

A large pelt measuring 24 inches wide by 47 inches long excluding tail (tail measures 3 inches).  This pelt has the biggest ridge of hair being quite wide and extending about half the length of the hide.  Long fringe of hair which would hang beneath the throat shows red, gray and black and black underneath.  There are no cuts in the leather.

$99.00

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ridge of hair on pelt

showing 3D ridge of hair




Suggested Uses


Car Seat
  Sooo warm in the winter, yet cool in the summer (really!). Keeps you from getting 'sweaty back' syndrome.

Office Chair
  Be real comfy while you work; great gift!

Older Persons
  Pure comfort for those who sit a lot.

Wedding Gift
  Really, who uses a blender that much?

Wheel Chair
  Get spoiled with a more comfortable ride!

Sleeping Aid - Bed
  Under the bottom sheet to help ease chronic pain.

Bedside Rug
  Imagine putting your feet on this every morning!

Decorative Accent
  On the back of your couch, middle of your bed, etc.

Pet Bed
  Spoil your favorite four legged friend.


 

Washing Instructions for Sheepskins

(as per the tanner's recommendations)

1. Rinse with cold water to wet the sheepskin.

2. Wash with liquid Ivory soap in warm water on GENTLE cycle for only 3 minutes. Longer washing time felts the wool.

3. Rinse in warm water TWICE with no agitation. Allow to go through the spin cycles.

4. Allow to air dry. Sheepskins can be blocked (pulled on) while drying to keep their shape and softness. Use a hairbrush to fluff the wool after drying if needed, or BRIEFLY tumble in NO HEAT dryer to fluff the wool.

NOTE* While Nistock Farms has had good results with this method, we do not guarantee your results. Use caution laundering sheepskins. Dry cleaning is always a viable option.

 
   

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