Cowhide Rugs are a glorious statement piece that brings texture and individuality into your home,
Cowhide is a staple in the Owen Barry collection, (check out our handbag range) we have large resources of both European and South American cowhides.
Every cowhide is 100% a bi-product of the food industry and has been selected by us for its "pretty" characteristics, however, every skin is by nature totally individual, so the images shown are purely representative of the cowhide flavour.
Cowhide rugs are one of the easiest and robust products to have in your home, they can be treated like any other robust floor covering, spot washed, hoovered (NOT too aggressively) and refreshed on the washing line.
Please be aware that whilst robust, when used in a busy household or thoroughfare the hair will thin and bald over time, much like the wear and tear you would expect of a classic rug.,
Another upside with cowhide rugs is that you can cut them to fit, they don't fray or need hemming, so you want it a bit smaller, then a sharp knife or a pair of scissors can adapt them to the perfect size for your room.
For more info on Cowhide rugs check out our Materials section and/ or our Product care section
Dimensions: H CM x W 190 CM x D 200 CM
Owen Barry Cowhides are a signature part of all our collections, quite a few are limited editions developed exclusively for OB and will not be available anywhere else throughout the UK & Europe.
At this point, for the sake of clarity, we should emphasise that all our hair on products are Cowhide (not pony) and are 100% a bi-product of the food industry.
Acido is a stunning finish applied to the cowhides, each hide is individual, the hair has been removed at random, making every skin totally individual, where the hair loss occurs a finish/colour has been applied, our most popular spotting/. finishes being, Silver, Gold & Rancho Brown.
Tricolour is a description that encompasses a variety of natural cowhides, Tricolour, technically means including 3 colours, usually, shades of Browns/Tans, Whites/Beiges & Blacks to differing degrees, these markings are all natural and NO two pieces are the same. Owen Barry, select only the prettiest of cowhides, and our cutters hand select and cut them to ensure a good variety and attractive placement within every bag.
Printed Cowhides These are the most uniform of our cowhide, still 100% a bi-product of the food industry these skins have been selected for their uniformity (within reason, this is always a natural product) and then the screen printing finish applied - so, standard joke, there have been no Dalmatian puppies, Zebra's or Leopards etc. killed in the making of our bags, everything is just printed - very nicely printed, but nothing more than that.
Laser cut Cowhides The laser cutting process has been applied to the cowhides, patterns and styles can range from geometrical, thru floral and unclude things like "croc" finishes, this laser cutting adds another layer of texture and variety to our cowhides.