Working in leather I know that because bison are wild animals the hides are often sewn with patches to fix imperfections. I was impressed that this premium hide had no sewn areas. They delivered exactly what was promised. Very large hide in great condition. Takes up the area of an an entire queen sized bed and more. I was worried that it might not be a winter hide (thick coat) but it has a dense lush coat of hair and at the top of the back much longer hair. Definitely a winter coat. Very beautiful in quality and color. The hide was delivered on time and packaged very well. I looked at other companies and could find hides cheaper but the quality was not there. The staff was very helpful and answered my many questions. I highly recommend one of these hides.