Rawhide is the hide of an animal that has not been tanned, it has only had the hair removed and then cured. Rawhide is a traditional form of leather that has been used for shields, drum heads, lacing, lamp shades and much more including dog chews. While rawhide is still and firm it is made pliable by soaking it in a tube of water. Once wet it can be molded and stretched to the shape required. As it dries, it will tighten up and become firm again.
You will be receiving the hide that is pictured.