35mm Large Gotland Shearling, ‘Natural Grey’
Gotland Shearlings are something special; so silky and lustrous, with the most beautiful natural grey colour. Either thrown over a chair or as a rug on the floor, they are pure comfort and softness!
35mm Large Gotland Shearling
This variety is the largest size of sheepskin we offer; the difference in size mostly coming from more length (the Gotland is a fairly lean breed of sheep with a medium width.) The wool has been trimmed to 35mm, a length that sits between our 18mm Medium Gotland and the full length Shaggy Gotland. This length allows the wool to finish in an almost perfect circle as there isn’t the full weight of the fleece pulling the curl out into waves. As well as being larger in size than our standard Gotland, the 35mm shearling will also feel heavier as there is more wool on the fleece. This variety is not washable.
The Gotland sheep originates, as the name suggests, from the Isle of Gotland, a beautiful Swedish island in the Baltic sea; a fascinating place with a rich and varied history of human habitation and civilisation since prehistory, and was a major trading hub in medieval times. The breed itself is said to have been established by the Vikings.
These shearlings either come from either Gotland itself, or have been sent from small-holdings throughout Scandinavia to the tannery in Sweden. We can only get a limited supply each year working with the farming seasons, there are 35 processes involved to fully tan one sheepskin. The skins are prepared and treated with the upmost care at the tannery, and all aspects of the work is done with the smallest possible impact on the local environment.
They come in all shades of grey, from a pale silver to dark charcoal, all the natural colours of the sheeps wool; the fleece actually darkens in shade as the sheep ages. The colour also naturally varies across each piece such as a darker neck and spine with lighter flanks. The wool is extremely silky and smooth to the touch – its like nothing else!
All of our shearlings are suitable for use on the floor, draped on a chair, sofa or bed. Unlike our other leather items we sell our Gotland shearlings only by the skin at a set price as they are consistently sized.
This shearling will naturally be good at repelling stains and dirt due to the natural oils in the fibres. Simply combing your fingers through the fleece, gently teasing out the wool will help maintain the shearling; you can also shake a small amount of water on the skin as you do this to keep the shearling looking at its best. Regular shaking-out and vacuuming is also recommended.
Panel Size Information
- Name: 35mm Large Gotland Shearling
- Colour: Natural Grey
- Animal: Sheep
- Minimum order: 1 skin
- Average skin size: 9 sq ft