There are only a limited number of tanned
musk ox skins available for
sale at any time. The skins vary in size. One sample skin was 58"
wide and 65" long on the hide side. When viewed from the fur
side (i.e., the top), allow another 12-19" of hair extending out on all
sides. The skin is a long dense coat of coarse dark brown guard
hairs over a paler underfur.
Chichester was the supplier for the muskox
hides used in the movie 10,000 B.C.
Our Gxx codes denote individual pieces. If you would like to order a specific muskox hide, please go to our Gallery to pick the exact one shown.
species: Ovibos moschatus. Wild.
subject to CITES.
Musk ox are not endangered. There are about 100,000
roaming around northern Canada. The musk ox are protected by a
quota. Each year, hunters are allowed to hunt about 600 animals, but
only take about 400 per year. Many of the animals are eaten and the
hide is a by-product of a subsistence life style.
Product of Canada or Greenland