Fur throw rugs are among the softest rugs there is. The most common seen on television is the fur of a bear. The rug has the size to be a rug and also has the texture to be soft to the bare feet and comfortable to lie on. Unique in their own way, fur rugs can be almost as expensive as afghan rugs.
Fur rugs are most appealing when used in log cabins, for they have a connection to the wildlife and add to the surrounding atmosphere that you are free from the conforms of society and city-life. The animals that “donate” their fur for the purpose of rugs are mostly seen as trophies to experienced hunters and taxidermists.
It is often a prize to shoot a 900 lb. Bear and live to tell the tale, for it is not the bear that you have to worry about, but you do have to worry about dying trying to haul the bear out of the woods.
The history of throw rugs is unique in its own way. When people first colonized, they used fur as clothing and a source of heat preservation. They would also have wanted a way to keep their feet warm when they wanted to go barefoot in the inside of their homes. Thus, people started using the fur of animals as rugs.
This was before the time of mass production and industrialization, so there was no other means to make a rug unless you had the skill to knit/sew/stitch it with your own hands. Because most men were require to hunt while women made clothes and such by knitting, men living alone would often improvise and use the fur as an alternative to making their own rugs by and when they had neither the time nor the skill to do so.
Many protestors have argued that killing an animal to use its fur for that purpose is inhumane. It is the cause of needless torture on another soul and it should be stopped. Though many people agree, companies still use animals for the purpose of fur for coats, shoes, scale-produced legs, and many other needless forms of apparel that only constitute fashion and nothing more.
Through the arguments that these protestors have produced, laws have been made to limit the production of skins, but the banning of animals for fur has not been enforced into law.