Only Buy a Zebra Skin Rug After Knowing These Things

In this article I am going to share with you 11 things that you should know before you purchase a zebra skin. Please, make sure to read this entire article and gain valuable information.

Know This…

The following are the things you have to be knowledgeable about before procuring your rug:

What is a Zebra Skin Rug?

Before spending money on anything, you always want to make sure you know something about what you are buying; especially when talking about zebra hides as they don’t come cheap.

Legal Limitations

Animal hides are not something you can simply get your wallet out and buy: zebra skins are no exception. Since some zebra species are endangered, there are rules and regulations that govern their purchase.


Like I said above, some zebra species are endangered. That is why it is imperative to know which specie the rug you are buying came from as well as the country.

Who Uses Them

This simply helps you decide whether or not a zebra pelt (hide) will work for YOU.

Decorating Ideas

This should be self explanatory. Before you go spending money on an animal rug, figure out first how you can incorporate it into your decorating.

How Quality Skins are Processed

The last thing you want is to buy a poorly made rug. Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is by being familiar with the process in which quality hides are tanned.

Skin Grades

Zebra hides come in different grades. That means the quality of zebra rugs differs from one grade to another. Knowledge on the grading will reduce the chances of paying too much for a low quality skin.

Rug Maintenance

With the amount these rugs fetch, you want to make sure your investment passes the test of time. This is achieved by educating yourself on the care and maintenance of zebra pelt rugs.


No one wants to over pay for anything. So how do you stop yourself from over paying? Know the industry pricing standards for zebra skins.

Where to Buy Your Rug

This is very important and should not be taken lightly. Please, and I repeat, please make it a must that you are aware of ALL the different options you have when it comes to getting your rug.

Source by Zebulani Banda