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Axis Deer Skins

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The axis deer have gorgeous coloring and differs from fallow deer by the spots on the spine. Axis deer are also known as Chital deer, Cheetal deer, and spotted deer, their skins are in high demand for decoration or furniture upholstery. When we say that they are used for upholstery, we mean backs of chairs or rarely used furniture. They are ideal for wall mountings, floor displays that are not walked on, etc. because deer have a hollow hair. If you walk on them or let a large dog sit on them, the hair will break and shed over time.

Measured down the middle on the skin side, the medium hides are 30" to 40" long, the large hides are 40" to 50" long, and the extra large hides are 50" or longer. Tails are not included in the measurments. Hides may or may not include tails.

These axis deer skins are alum tanned.

Our Gxx codes denote individual skins. If you would like to order a specific axis deer skin, please go to our Gallery to pick the exact one shown. 

Order Code Regular Axis Deer Hides Price
R-488-S-AS Axis Deer:Small:Assorted Buy on
R-488-S-Gxx Axis Deer:Small:Gallery
R-488-M-AS Axis Deer:Medium:Assorted
R-488-M-Gxx Axis Deer:Medium:Gallery
R-488-L-AS Axis Deer:Large:Assorted
R-488-L-Gxx Axis Deer:Large:Gallery
Order Code Upholstery Grade Axis Deer Hides Price
R-488-UPM-AS Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:Medium:Assorted Buy on
R-488-UPM-Gxx Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:Medium:Gallery
R-488-UPL-AS Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:Large:Assorted
R-488-UPL-Gxx Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:Large:Gallery
R-488-UPXL-AS Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:X-Large:Assorted
R-488-UPXL-Gxx Upholstery Grade Axis Deer:X-Large:Gallery

Genus and species: Axis axis. Ranch or Wild.
Regular hides are from wild deer and Upholstery grade hides come from ranch-rasised deer.

Axis deer are not endangered and not subject to CITES.

Axis deer are not endangered. In fact, there are so many of these, that culling operations are undertaken to keep them from becoming overpopulated and damaging the ecosystem. The animals are not killed just for their skins. Our supplier of the wild sourced deer hides tells us that 97% of the animal is re-purposed for meat, pet food, antlers for decoration, etc. Our ranch-raised deer were harvested from ranches and most of the deer will be used including the meat. The skin is saved and tanned.

A USFWS export permit is required for shipments outside of the United States.

Product of the USA

A Note on Furniture / Garment Grade Hides
(Upholstery Grade)

These axis deer hides are harvested in their natural habitat in the Texas hill country. Therefore NO axis deer hide is perfect. ALL animals in the wild get scratches and scrapes, etc.  We do our best to sew any holes in the usable part of the hide. For furniture, that is across the front legs, across the back legs and where the spots form a stripe on the belly. (anything inside that)  As if you laid a chair back pattern on the hide.  There is no need to repair holes outside what will be used for a chair back.  All hair on hides will shed with use.  This is completely normal and un-avoidable.  We recommend that you place the hide on areas that will not be in heavy use to extend the life of the hide.  These hides are professionally tanned so there is no need to do anything else to the hide.  For storage, we recommend that you do not fold the hides, rather roll them up from neck to tail with the hair out, or lay them out flat on top of each other in a moisture free environment.   This keeps the hair from matting.  Like us, each animal is the same but slightly different.  Color, hair length, and texture will vary between each animal. 

Reprinted with permission from our supplier of these hides.

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