Why Reindeer Hides Are A Good Option

Reindeers are extensively farmed in countries like Finland and Russia, as Cowhide Rugs Australia. These cold countries are perfect for farming reindeers who are able to survive in conditions that would otherwise kill off cattle and sheep. Though reindeers are normally not considered wild, there are plenty of them that are being managed by companies who use traditional as well as modern farming methods.


Byproduct of the meat industry

Reindeer hide is a byproduct of the meat industry. This leather is perfect for making rugs and the making of reindeer rugs has been a practice that has been prevalent from very early times. Natural reindeer hide is known for its elegance and luxurious feel. Although reindeer hide rugs are a popular option, they are not as robust as cowhide. Even so, these hides, after being treated, become suitable for use in the indoors as well as outdoors. Reindeer hide rugs are available in different sizes. Their softness and luxuriousness are reasons why people choose natural reindeer hides.


Nature’s beauty

Natural reindeer hides are the very essence of nature’s beauty and their thick as well as warm fur provides an additional touch of sumptuous luxury. They are a great value and the softness of reindeer hides make them perfect for draping over furniture. Alternatively, you can drape them over a chair or throw them over the edge of your bed. The thing that sets natural reindeer hide apart is that it has marks and scars that add to their natural beauty. Ideally, one should keep in mind that natural reindeer hides are delicate and so should ideally be used in places that do not have any foot traffic. They should also be kept away from heat and sunlight to prevent the hide from shedding.


Excellent addition to a home

People who have a strong affinity for reindeer hide will find reindeer hide rugs to be an excellent addition to their homes. Reindeer hides being naturally soft and beautiful are the perfect addition to a home to which you want to add a touch of warmth. Another reason to buy reindeer hide is that is has excellent insulating properties. It is the perfect leather for hanging on your wall.


Unique colors and patterns

Every reindeer hide is different and will have its own unique color and pattern. Keep in mind that if you want to try out a reindeer hide rug that this leather is known for its brittleness. Thus, if you sit on it or if you walk on it, it can shed. Reindeer hides are available in different sizes and shapes. The whole hide is the most common shape while half-hides are also an option worth exploring.


Reindeer hides are also well loved because they make excellent decorative skins that can be used to cover a floor space or be hung on the wall. This skin is the byproduct of the meat industry and reindeers are not killed solely for their skins. If you are planning to use reindeer hide items in the outdoors, then make sure you buy reindeer hides whose undersides have been treated to protect them against wear and tear, water and salt.

Curating exhibitions

Curating exhibitions for Art Access For Ipswich since January 2004 has been a cultural experience, while dealing with the disadvantaged, persons with special needs and mainstream artists. Reflecting upon and interpreting artworks has heightened my senses in the need to address equality between the viewer and artists.

I as the organizer need to fulfil the wants of the viewer in identifying quality artworks from the Ipswich region, while presenting a focus on persons with a disability within the mainstream art world and field of curating.

The tools of a curator can break down the barriers of discrimination through presenting individual works from artists, while not making reference to whether the artist has a disability or is disadvantaged in anyway. What matters most to the viewer and the artist is the quality of the work

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Art Classes
Irish Craft Update is advertising art classes in Ranelagh. They’re happening every Wednesday from the 16th of September, in the Mount Pleasant Tennis Club.
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Ranelagh Gaels Ladies’ Team

The Ranelagh Gaels, Ranelagh’s local Gaelic club, now have a Ladies’ Team. Read more about it on the Ranelagh Gaels website!
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Helen Turkington, Mint, GMale

There’s a good bit of coverage of Ranelagh businesses in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post – Helen Turkington is profiled, there’s word from Dylan McGrath on why Mint closed, and there’s a story about GMale, run by Gavan and Joe Glynn. The Glynns clearly know their audience:
“an Xbox is available to play at reception, while beer is offered in the afternoon and sports generally feature on GMale’s plasma screens.”

Mint Restaurant Closes

There’s some coverage on the Herald of the closure of Mint, Ranelagh’s top-rated restaurant, and a bit of speculation as to who to blame. Interesting material, and of course, there’s the question of whether the next business in that premises will survive long – I’ve seen three different businesses in there, as well as a period when it was unoccupied.

Bistro Bianconi Chef to enter World Championships

Bistro Bianconi’s Fran Carroll is to enter the world pizza championships in Las Vegas. Apparently, his entry is the Jameson & Black Pizza,
“An unlikely combination of Jameson Whiskey, Clonakilty black pudding, Cashel blue cheese, bacon and apple”
If that makes it to the menu in Bistro Bianconi, I’ll be trying it. If it doesn’t, I may have to try making it myself…

Tree Down

There’s a fine image of a tree down in Ranelagh Gardens in Speak from the Hip. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen trees coming down in Ranelagh, but since this winter’s weather has been a lot colder and windier than the last few, I suppose it’s not surprising.

Ranelagh Balloon Flight & Pearse Schools

There are two Ranelagh mentions in the Irish Times today. One concerns Patrick Pearse’s legacy as an educator, with regard to the school in Cullenswood House, and the other is an entry in the Irishman’s Diary column about the unveiling of a statue in Ranelagh Gardens to commemorate the balloon launch there in 1785 by a fellow called Richard Crosbie.

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2007 – Féile Raghnallach

Welcome to the 3rd annual Ranelagh Arts Festival, which promises to be the best yet, with something for everyone in the community.

Our programme comprises a good local base with a dash of exotic flavouring. A very special participant is Maura O’Connell, whose collaboration with Ciarán Tourish in their reworking of the music of the old-time Céilí bands ensures a cultural event of national significance. John Keogh’s history of the formative years of Rock ‘n Roll (1956-61); the Irish abstract art exhibition curated by Michael O’Sullivan; the tribute to Anthony Cronin, the eminence gris of Irish literature; and Desmond Ellis’s stage adaptation of his book Bockety — all combine to make the Ranelagh Arts Festival worth putting in your diary!

From classical music to the Battle of the Bands, the cinemobile, historical walks and talks, and fringe events — there is something for all age groups and artistic tastes.

The Festival is run by a local voluntary committee, with not one paid employee and is our contribution to creating a sense of community in the area.

Books About Ranelagh

Finding books about Ranelagh or its history is difficult – considerable searching has only found me a couple of references, although one of them is very good indeed.

Ranelagh is mentioned in Chapter 16 of The Neighbourhood of Dublin, written by Weston St. John Joyce around the end of the 19th Century.

A rather more up-to-date account is Deidre Kelly’s Four Roads to Dublin: The History of Ranelagh, Rathmines and Leeson Street, published in 1997. It deals with the origins of Ranelagh, Rathmines, Donnybrook and Ballsbridge, from the days when they were an unclaimed area outside the walls of Dublin to the present day.

Ranelagh is also mentioned occasionally in Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland, although that’s probably more of interest to genealogists than people living in or visiting the area. It was produced by the Irish Genealogical Foundation in 1999.

Recreation & Parks

For all that it has more trees and green areas than many parts of Dublin, Ranelagh has few public parks. Ranelagh Gardens lie at the North end of the village, and can be accessed by an arch under the Luas line. Another gate gives onto Chelmsford Road, via a short alley, and a third (not always open) into the housing off Northbrook Avenue. Dartmouth Square is better hidden, but can be accessed via Dartmouth Road, which runs parallel to Northbrook Road.

Mount Pleasant LTC, in the centre of Mount Pleasant Square, provides facilities for Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Table Tennis.

The Ranelagh Arts Festival is set for 28th September to 1st October in 2006, and has fundraising events before that – check the site for details.

There’s a very pleasant walk to be had by the Dodder River as well – from Ranelagh Village, head South down the Sandford Road to Clonskeagh, walk west through the Dodder Park, turn back across the river on the old footbridge at Milltown, and follow the Milltown Road back up to the Sandford Road. More adventurous walkers can go as far West as the Dropping Well Pub, and back North through Rathgar and Rathmines, or even further, to Bushy Park in Terenure.