The Spanish and Chinese (and
others) make material for the garment industry out of rabbit skins.
They usually trim each skin to make a rectangle measuring 6" by 12" and
then sew 12 skins together to make a rectangular piece of material called
These plates are then used as trim on jackets, gloves, and other garments.
The plates can be made from natural white and natural mixed color skins
and can be dyed and further processed into unbelievable colors and
Our Spanish plates are the highest quality
plates in the world without question. They are used by the fashion industry in France and Italy and
for garment production in Europe, the USA, China, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The size of the plates varies somewhat from
plate to plate and from country to country. Recent measurements of
some plates at random are as follows: 45.75" by 24", 45.75" by 23.75", and 46" by 24". These measurements were made on the hide
side of the skin. The plates will appear to be a bit bigger on the
The hair on these long hair plates are 1.25” to 1.5” long.
In the Native American
trade these plates are often referred to as "rabbit blankets."