Icelandic sheepskins

Icelandic sheepskins

Icelandic sheepskin
Decoration Skins of Icelandic lamb is distinguished by two things, the unusually long hair and the varying natural colors. The skins combine outstanding quality and a wild original appearance. 
The Icelandic sheep wool is composed of two types of hair, guard hairs and undercoat. Top coat is long, between 15 and 25 cm, and is a little rough in it. Undercoat is short, soft and elastic. These two types of hair together, gives the skin a special and beautiful appearance.

Natural colors
Icelandic lamb comes in five natural colors, brown, grey, black, white, and a spotted white/black. It is said that there are not two skins that are alike. 
 
Since white wool is best suited for coloration - the natural color shades have been bred away most other places in the world. In Iceland, they in turn preserve the original sheep which provide much meat and the colors have been allowed to remain natural.

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