are small area rugs made from a bear skin -- But are there
other options ?
Bear rugs are small area rugs generally made from the skin
of a bear, quite often a brown bear, black bear or grizzly
bear. In recent times the popularity of faux fur rugs, made
to resemble bear rugs, has increased as public awareness of
the environmental impact of using living bears has grown.
These small area rugs are generally from six to eight feet
long by three feet wide and are popularly used as hearth rugs.
Authentic bear rugs generally keep their full set of claws,
head and teeth, but an artificial tongue and eyes are used
to maintain a natural look. These area rugs are additionally
supported with up to four inches of padding which helps to
preserve the life of the rug.
A genuine six foot brown bear rug could cost anything from
$900 to $1500 whilst a top quality grizzly area rug could
cost up to $3500. Faux fur rug equivalents cost much less,
as little as $100 to $200, and have the added advantage of
being usable as a day to day floor rug without the risk of
expensive repair bills.
October 19th 2004
By: Paul Goodwin
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