The skin of a raccoon, with the fur still on, used as a raw material for making various articles of clothing, caps or trade items.
From the north american raccoon, whose skin was traditionally used for clothing, caps and trade.
- In the 19th century, a coonskin cap was a popular item of headwear.
- During the colonial era, coonskins were a valuable form of currency.
- The fur of a coonskin is durable, warm and soft to the touch.
- The popularity of the coonskin cap declined after the raccoon was hunted almost to extinction.
- Coonskin is still used for clothing, but now it is often made of synthetic materials.