Possum Brushtail Pelt Skins
Help us protect New Zealand’s beautiful native bush and bird life for this ravenous introduced pest!
Possums are one of the greatest threats to our natural environment. Every night an estimated 70 million of them munch their way through an incredible 21 000 tonnes of green shoots, fruits, berries and leaves in our native forests. They are omnivorous, eating native birds, eggs and insects. Their voracious appetite threatens the survival of many of our native plants, birds and insects.
Possum fur’s fibres are hollow, lightweight and good at retaining warmth. The hollow fibre structure means air can be trapped inside the fibre, creating a barrier between the internal warmth of the garment and the garment wearer, against the external cold. Possum fibres are known to be 55% warmer than Merino wool.
These possum pelt skins are beautiful in the home and are ideal for fur collars, trims, inner-soles and accessories. They can be sewn into warm possum-fur blankets or cushions and can be easily dyed or bleached. The leather is soft, strong, light and is very supple.
NOTE: Please specify colour choice in comments – Grey or Brown
Size: Approx body width – 25cm, body length – 55cm, tail length – 25cm