I picked up a beautiful, nicely tanned, very soft, elk hide at the local thrift shop. There are no stains and it appears to have hung on a wall. The problem is: It's sheading, this could be caused by storage, I guess. Should I vacumne it or brush it? Is it normal for a hide to loose hair? I was hopeing to use it as a rug, in the bed room, or else it will be a wall hanging,(if it doesn't stop sheading) thanks, lacyj p.s. It was only $40.00, It's DH's XMAS present.