Our expert leatherworkers have used the technique of altering the nap of hair direction on the 12×12 inch pieces to create the play of texture, light and shadow, changing the tone of color in each piece, and creating the checkerboard look.
The 12×12 inch checkerboard design of this cowhide rug is a pattern that dates back thousands of years, and is found in ancient Egyptian, Roman and Persian floors, pottery and textiles.
During the Renaissance, artists and home designers used this classic form to add depth perspective to paintings and represent a sense of the luxurious lifestyle they depicted.
Here in cowhide, our expert leatherworkers have used the technique of altering the nap of hair direction on the hide pieces to create the play of texture, light and shadow, changing the tone of color in each piece, and creating the checkerboard look to the pieces.
Our cowhide rugs are tanned by hand, ensuring that they are supple and silky to the touch, and don’t shed or crack with time.
The pieces are placed with an eye for creating interesting dimension, texture and shade variations, then hand-stitched into your new home accent rug.
Solid colors like camel, black, and white make eye-catching floor coverings, whether over hardwood, tile or existing wall-to-wall carpet, and you can create visual islands to design around in your space.