email us: richard@zebrahides.com

Zebra Hides

African specialty Zebra hide website

Contact us

You can contact us at the options below

Address

Richard Stead, Marlynhoek, Meerensee, Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal, 3901, South Africa

Telephone

As we are based in South Africa please remember the time difference between your country and ours. We are open from 8am to 5pm South African time, so should you want to speak with us outside of these times e-mail me and we can arrange a time when you can call to make sure there is someone around to take your call or you can leave a message on our answering machine and we will get back to you the next working day.

Cell: Richard Stead (office hours) 083 312 7568

E-mail

richard@zebrahides.com or richard@africancraftsmarket.com

Web Site www.zebrahides.com or www.africancraftsmarket.com

Postal Address

Richard Stead, PO BOX 10123, Meerensee, Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal, 3901, South Africa.

We are an Internet based business and do not have a storefront for customers to walk into. Should you want to meet me personally please email for an appointment.

Old Zebra hide

An old Zebra hide from 1975 still being used in a house today

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Quality & grading

    We grade our hides as follows

    AA Grade
  • These are the best hides available on the market and ¬†amount to less than 2% of the hides that we get in. Very rare, They are graded by pattern, size and lack of visible scars are the best of the best
  • A Grade
  • These hides are very high quality hides with few natural scars or any hair loss. These hides are very good hides and make for excellent rugs
  • AB Grade
  • These hides are good quality hides that could be A grade but for some small reason such as size, colour pattern or scaring have been classified as not A grade but very close.
  • B Grade
  • Usually smaller skins or larger skins with some natural blemishes.
  • C Grade
  • Mostly skins that are used for upholstery and are smaller or blemished Zebra skins.

Felted Hides

  • If a Zebra hide does not have felt backing this can be added. Felt backing is an additional cost of $90
  • Fun Fact

  • Why do zebras have stripes at all?
  • Scientists aren't sure, but many theories center on their utility as some form of camouflage.
  • The patterns may make it difficult for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd and distort distance at dawn and dusk.
  • Or they may dissuade insects that recognize only large areas of single-colored fur or act as a kind of natural sunscreen.
  • Because of their uniqueness, stripes may also help zebras recognize one another

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