Wild Boar Skins
The wild boar is the most abundant member of the family of pigs and nowadays can be found almost all over the world. It is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig The wild boar is a powerful mammal similar in appearance to the pig.
The wild boar has a dark, bristly fur. In winter this coat is longer and has a thick undercoat. The adult male has two tusks and they are larger than females. A male is on average 105 to 167 centimeters long, 64 to 109 centimeters high and 33 to 148 kilogram heavy. The tail may be 17 to 30 centimeters long. A female is on average 100 to 146 centimeters long, 59 to 89 centimeters high and 30 to 80 kg heavy. The female's tail is 16 to 28 centimeters long.
Wild boar skins are traditionally often used in front of open fireplaces. Their rough and strong coat is very suitable to catch sparks from the fireplace and extinguish them.