Every buffalo hide we choose has its own story; no two hides are the same, highlighting the uniqueness of each animal. Made from prime winter fur, our hides are known world wide for their quality and natural beauty.
We are often asked the best practices for caring for these one of a kind pieces. It’s easy, we promise! Here are some product care tips and tricks to ensure that your buffalo hide maintains all the uniqueness and elements that you love for generations to come.
How to Store Your Buffalo Hide
We recommend keeping your hide outside of direct sunlight. Too much sun can damage or discolor the hair. The hide should be kept loose – compressing the piece could also cause damage. Never use plastic containers to store your hide, or wrap it in plastic. Plastic will not allow the hide to breathe, potentially causing the hide to dry out and crack.
How to Clean Your Buffalo Hide
Your hide is made for everyday use. If your piece takes a spill, spot clean as much of the liquid as you can. Then, simply use a clean damp cloth to blot the area. Cleaning solutions are too harsh for the fur, so avoid using them or saturating the piece in water. If your hide becomes matted, a heavy metal comb can be used to brush it out.
If you are using your hide as a rug, we recommend vacuuming at least once a week. To avoid getting the hair tangled, we use the vacuum hose instead of the vacuum brush. If you prefer your hide as a wall hanging, bedspread, wrap, or throw, vacuum as needed.
What to Avoid
Your buffalo hide will naturally absorb odors or dyes. Due to this, we recommend that you avoid using insecticides, moth proofing, or other chemicals around your hide. Consider also limiting the use of perfumes or sprays around your hide. Many sprays and perfumes contain alcohol, which can also cause drying.
Much like other natural fur products, proper care of your buffalo hide is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. Following this advice will keep your hide in pristine condition.