|It is a rug made from cow skin shapes sewn together with a zigzag stitch and backed with a lightly padded rug backing. Sometimes this is called a cowhide patchwork rug.
Once upon a time the only designs that were available for cowhide patchwork rugs used simple squares sewn together, and this is still a popular look, however now there is so much more than can be done with the design of a cowhide patchwork rug.
This is the perfect way to achieve a larger cowhide floor rug or a more symmetrical and stylised look.Some of my favourite designs use smaller squares or rectangles laid up like brick-work or shapes that look like a Parquet wood floor. Strips of cowhide shapes sewn together also look amazing, especially in pale beige and cream colours. And smaller 5cm squares of cowhide look incredible using similar shades of all the same colour like mixed shades of grey or shades of brown. Natural solid black, beige or cream can also be very effective.
When does a cowhide patchwork rug work best?
A cowhide patchwork rug is a great way of injecting some cowhide into your interior without having the natural organic cowhide shape. They are also great when a natural cowhide would not be big enough like under a large dining table or in a large lounge.
Some people simply prefer the straight edge lines of a cowhide patchwork rug as opposed to the natural curvy form of a natural shaped cowhide it is really up to you.
New Zealand and Australian customers please contact us if you would like a quote for a cowhide patchwork rug from Gorgeous Creatures that includes freight.
For design options and prices for patchwork rugs that are made to order please visit the stitched patchwork rug product catalogue.