Jacob Large Sheepskin Rug / Throw 105x66cms
Distinctive, with irregular brown and cream markings (often spotted), these beautiful sheepskin are eye catching., in dominants of brown or whites. These individual items are all unique in their colour variations. If you have a blend or particular look in mind, please add a comment to your order and we will do our best to find it.
Care: please note that our Jacob sheepskins are often dry clean only!
Jacob sheep take their name from the Old Testament story of how Jacob became a selective breeder of pied sheep. Over the following thousands of years the descendants of Jacob's sheep travelled to Spain via the coast of North Africa. In the 17th & 18th Century, they were imported from Spain by the British landed gentry. The oldest known flock, imported in the 1750's, still graze at Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. The Jacob breed with its splendid horns and distinct spotted fleeces were ideal ornamental sheep to graze with deer in parklands surrounding castles and stately homes. By the end of the First World War many of these flocks had disappeared until in 1969 the Jacob Sheep Society was formed to preserve the breed.
To keep your sheepskin looking as good as the day you bought it, restore the texture of the wool from time to time using a metal brush or comb. On the back of each sheepskin, you will find a stamp detailing whether the fleece is washable or dry clean only. For a spot clean or refresh, use a damp cloth and our Woolly Fresh Spray. Use the latter sparingly.
You can hand wash or machine wash your fleece on a wool cycle at 30 degrees Celsius with a wool-specific soap or our Woolly Wash. Dry in the shade and do not expose the leather to heat. When dry, shake vigorously and rejuvenate the pile using a brush.
Your rug should be brushed regularly to keep the fleece in good condition, this is especially important if you have a longer staple rug. If you do spill something on the rug it can be spot washed, taking care not to wet the leather, and then dried slowly. Talk to a reputable dry cleaner, who will have experience of leather and fleeces.
Orders are usually dispatched within 2 working days of receiving your order, expect where the item is made to order. In this case, please check the description on the item.
We expect UK orders to arrive 3 to 5 days from dispatch, within 5 to 7 working days for EU orders, and further afield to within 7 to 16 working days. If you require more information please contact us.
If an order doesn't arrive we do ask our customers to wait 7 working days before we dispatch a duplicate order.
We offer VAT free shipping outside the UK. This will be calculated at checkout when you enter the delivery address. Please bear in mind that, for EU customers, you may have to pay in-country tax and custom charges on arrival. For more details, visit our Delivery Information page.
Exchange and returns can be made within 14 days of receipt of the goods, without affecting your statutory rights. To request a return or exchange, please return the (unworn/unused) product using the returns form provided in your parcel to our Waternish address.