Deerskin comes in many wonderful forms, all with distinctive characteristics. Brain Tanned Deer is very unique. It gets smoked during the tanning process, allowing it to become wet and dry without stiffening. Due to the soft and stretchy quality of this leather, it's ideal for bags and clothing. American Deer has a rustic appeal, while remaining soft and supple, wonderful for reenactment attire. New Zealand Deer, which is also incredibly soft, comes in a large range of gorgeous colors. This makes it perfect for fashionable bags, jackets, and moccasins. Another unique form of deer is rawhide. It is a very stiff leather, but is pliable when wet. Popular uses include making drums, chew toys and lamp shades. Hair-on deer hides make for plush rugs, adding a rustic touch within your home decor. Deerskin is be perfect for whatever project you're planning.