These are tanned springbok skins in natural and dyed colors. These skins are ideal for use as
rugs and wall hangings, or they can be draped over chairs. They
can be used to make pillows, handbags, placemats, Zulu warrior shields,
and drum covers. The
damaged skins can be cut up into smaller warrior shields, key chain
fobs in the shape of the African continent, etc.
springbok skins are about 2.5 to 3 feet long and 1.5 to 2 feet wide
across the middle. Sizes will vary from skin to skin. Please
see the sample sizes below for more specific dimensions. Length is
measured from shoulder to base of tail. For more information
on how the measurements are derived, click HERE.
Select grade skins are the best available anywhere with good color, good size, and few imperfections.
The #1 grade are very clean (no rips, tears, holes) and are not as nice as the select grade.
The #2A grade has a few marks/scratches here and there on the hair side. The hair does not lay flat.
The #3A grade has a lot more marks/scratches on the hair side. The hair does not lay flat.
If you want us to help you buy in quantity directly from South Africa, please let us know if you are looking for skins for decoration or cutting. Skins for decoration will be nicer than ones for cutting. If they are for cutting, we have more options if you can ignore things like holes in the neck that do not matter or other problems.
Our Gxx codes denote individual skins. If you would like to order a specific springbok skin, please go to our Gallery to pick the exact one shown.
Genus and species: Antidorcas marsupialis.
Springbok are NOT endangered and are very common in southern
Africa. They are often hunted for food. In fact, on my trips to
South Africa I usually enjoy springbok steaks at a variety of
A USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the USA. Product of South Africa or Namibia