About the owner Owner of www.zebrahides.com, Richard Stead" was born in Zimbabwe but moved to South Africa at a young age. Did his schooling in a small town in KwaZulu Natal called Pietermnaritzburg and after completing school move the London where he worked and traveled, experiencing what the many countries he traveled to had to offer. After 3 years Richard realized that Africa was in his blood and decided to move back to South Africa.
During his time in the UK he saw a market for African Crafts and he opened up African Crafts Market (www.africancraftsmarket.com) in 2001. At this time the internet was just starting to grow and and had many queries regarding both African Crafts as well as African hides, horns and skulls.
He then added these items to the African Crafts Market inventory and registered with KZN Wildlife her in South Africa so that he is allowed to sell and export all game related products.
About the owner With the many queries that Richard had for Zebra hides and having stock on the www.africancraftsmarket.com website. He decided to open up and dedicate a single website to just Zebra hides, zebrahides.com was born and although still a new website, the uniqueness of each and every zebra hide can be seen on this website.
Richard knows that one zebra hide is different in pattern, size and colour shading to the next and wanted to export hides that clients can pick themselves. On this website that is what you get. You pick the exact hide that receive.
We sell 2 species of Zebra hide, the Hartmann and Burchell Zebra, Being located in Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal, we are surrounded by many game reserves and through partnering with conservation authorities and private game owners we buy wet hides and have them tanned to the South African soft tanned standard.
All Zebra hides on this website have been gathered from legal, controlled culling or hunting practices and through this we inject much needed funds back into communities that use this for their survival.
QUALITY ZEBRA HIDES FROM AFRICA TO THE WORLD
Owner - Richard Stead