Rug Mount Taxidermy

The classic rug mount taxidermy, such as with a lion or leopard usually comes with a fully taxidermied head and a flat skin back end. Almost all trophy skins or part of the skin, usually known as a whole flat skin or just the back skin, can be tanned and used as a rug, wall hanging or any other accessory items such as rifle cases, etc.

  • With antelope or zebra skins decide whether you want the head/face retained as part of the rug. If so, the ears are usually stitched down flat and the eye holes closed. Also decide how much leg length you want to have on the rug and whether you want a felt backing.
  • If skins with a hollow hair structure like gemsbok, other oryx, klipspringer and waterbuck are used as floor rugs they should be placed in a low traffic area. This is because the hair is very fragile and will fall out quickly if walked on too much.
Zebra Rug Mount
Zebra Rug Mount- photo Lifeform Taxidermy

Traditional Rug Mounts

Lion Rug Mount
Lion Rug Mount - photo Lifeform Taxidermy

Leopard Rug Mount
Leopard Rug Mount - photo Lifeform Taxidermy

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