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/QTTKU -C[G 5QPU Couture furrier Morris Kaye & Sons of Texas sug- gests you show its fully lined fur throws on the floor as well as on any bed or sofa, if you're so inclined (or reclined). Available in fox, beaver, mink and sheared mink, you can choose from black, brown or any color the fur can be dyed. Joel Kaye confirms, "We're constantly searching for new ideas to grow our business, not just by creating new styles, but by creating more efficient and effective ways to get the most longevity out of our furs and our customers' garments, as well. If you want to keep using your fur coat, but don't have any use for wearing it, you may want to look into fur recycling." Kaye's company can change your fur coat into something completely different, like a useful throw pillow or blanket suitable to decorate your home. Almost nothing is more luxurious then lying or walking on fur — it seems to add instant sex appeal to any room. (214) 631-0804; morriskayefurs.com )CWEJQ 5JGGR CPF .GCVJGT Gaucho Sheep and Leather manufactures and distributes all-natural cowhide and sheepskin rugs, tanned in its own facility in Brazil. With permanent showrooms in Dallas and Denver and a warehouse in California, these luscious products can easily be seen and felt to be fully appreci- ated. New Zealand sheepskins are available as singles or sewn together in doubles, quartos, sextos and even combinations of eight skins sewn into one. Tey are soft and luxurious, and avail- able in natural colors like cream, black, brown and rust, as well as brown or gray-tipped, and can be washed in the washing machine. N atur al a cowhides, popular floor covering, are big sellers in both the Western and Contemporary home markets. The multicolored, brindled or heavily patterned hides seem to sell best in the Western states. Trendy and hot for this season are acid- washed cowhides in over-dyed turquoise. Owner Ernani Dorr is happy to tell you more. (714) 892-8182; firstname.lastname@example.org 46 Western & English Today 5M[JCYM 4WIU Skyhawk Rugs, located in Albuquerque, N.M., offers a beautiful selection of rugs created and designed for family living as well as office décor. Made of high quality poly- propylene, a petroleum byproduct, rugs of this material mean easy care for high traffic areas. ée product is also low maintenance, cleanable just like regular wall-to-wall carpeting. Special features include color fastness and resis- tance to stains. A huge variety of designs and color palettes complement Western, Southwestern, traditional and con- temporary décor. Western motifs are tested on customers, who give great feedback on their favorite designs. Skyhawk hopes to provide quality products that appeal to any cus- tomer's lifestyle. As real Westerners themselves, at home in Wyoming, owner Patrick Harrington and his wife travel the world to produce their original designs in mills that do quality work at competitive prices. Sizes include 8 by 11 feet, 5 by 8 feet, 3 by 5 feet, 2 by 8 feet and 2 by 5 feet, plus 8-foot rounds. (866) 759-4295; skyhawkrugs.com FALL 2012