I have a cinnamon colored black bear hide about fifty years old. It has been a wall hanger most of that time so it has good hair. There is some shedding when you handle it, but not as much as a lot of pelts I've handled. I also have a four X six foot sheep skin, enough to make a vest, or maybe even a jacket. They sewed some hides together and trimmed them into a rectangular blanket. I'm putting together a list of book titles, maps, and stuff like that there.