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Reindeer Rawhide


Finnish Reindeer Rawhide

Swedish Reindeer Rawhide
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The reinder rawhide from Finland is very high quality and is ideal for making drums, especially Lapp shaman drums.  This rawhide is very thin compared with elk rawhide. The thickness is approximately 1/16" thick for all sizes.

Rawhide is also referred to as parchment or vellum.

Order Code Description Price Each
R-55-80S-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Small:Assorted Buy on
R-55-80S-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Small:Gallery
R-55-80M-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Medium:Assorted
R-55-80M-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Medium:Gallery
R-55-80L-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Large:Assorted
R-55-80L-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Large:Gallery
R-55-80XL-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Large:Assorted
R-55-80XL-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Large:Gallery
R-55-80XXL-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Extra Large:Assorted
R-55-80XXL-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Extra Large:Gallery
R-55-80XXXL-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Extra Extra Large:Assorted
R-55-80XXXL-Gxx Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Extra Extra Extra Large:Gallery
R-55-80DBL-AS Finnish Reindeer Rawhide:Dark Blue:Large:Assorted

We deal with a tannery in Sweden that has spent the last 80 years perfecting the making of reindeer leather and rawhide. The hides we get are some of the best we have seen anywhere in the world. They are about as perfect as is possible. You will not find large holes or significant imperfections.

The smaller skins have very few bug bites. As the animals age, there are more problems with bug bites marring the skin.

The Swedish hides tend to be a milky creamy color. The Finnish ones are more transparent and blotchy.

Order Code Description Price Each
R-55-81M-AS Swedish Reindeer Rawhide:Medium (9 to 11 sq ft):Assorted Buy on
R-55-81M-Gxx Swedish Reindeer Rawhide:Medium (9 to 11 sq ft):Gallery

Genus and species:  Rangifer tarandus.  Ranch raised.

Reindeer are not an endangered species. The reindeer are raised by the Lapp in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia.  The hides we get are a by-product of the food industry.  The animal was not killed just for its hide. Not subject to CITES.

A USFWS export permit is required for export out of the USA.

Product of Finland or Sweden

A Note on Sizes for the Finnish Reindeer Rawhides

We measured three hides per size to find these average measurements.  Sizes will vary from skin to skin. 

Size Average Length Average Width Across Shoulders Average Width Across Middle Average Width Across Bottom
Small 49" 26" 27" 39"
Medium 52" 30" 30" 40"
Large 56" 33" 35" 42"
Extra Large 56" 40" 41" 47"
Extra Extra Large 58" 39" 45" 49"
Extra Extra Extra Large 66" 32" 49" 55"