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HAND-STITCHED COWHIDE  / LEATHER RUGS, FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES —  MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

no two cowhides are ever alike; nevertheless, they can be grouped into four basic pattern types — splash, exotic, gris and solid — each with its own particular range of colorations

 

SPLASH

these hides have definitive splotches and sprinkles of dark against a light ground; commonly called nguni hides in south africa

black-on-white and various browns-on white; also as a “tri-colour": black & brown-on-white

 

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EXOTIC

these hides have definitive "brindle" markings that move from more to less intense, while the coloration moves through darker and lighter tones

various browns, through greys and taupes to beiges and creams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIS

these hides, whilst without pattern, have hairs that are tipped with light; the coloration moves gently from dark to light

from warm, brownish-greys to cool, icy-greys

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID

these hides are without pattern and are either monotone in coloration or offer a slight variation in the tonal range

black, ivory, beige, camel and many browns

note: pure white + pale cream hide are the only hides that cost more than others

 

 

 

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