Now that I have almost completed tanning my the first deer hide that looks like it will come out nice I have been thinking of a project to use it for. If I tan two more hides I was thinking a shirt might be nice. So, I have read a few how-tos on the internet and it seems any extra hide just ends up as part of the fringe. To leave more than a couple of inches of fringe seems like a bit of a waste. Is the fringe anything more than decoration? Does it wave in the wind to provide better camouflage or something?