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Cowhide Rugs

Cowhide rugs are great accessories for carpeting or bare floors. Below is an excellent selection of cowhide rugs for sale in different colors, sizes, and prices.

Each cowhide rug is unique, and makes a beautiful accent for home or office. Most of the rugs are a single cowhide, while others are patchwork rugs made from different pieces of cowhide to make a certain design or shape. You might also like: Cowboy Rugs.

Below: A cowhide rug on a wood floor.

A wooden floor with a cowhide rug

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About Cowhide Rugs

First off, exactly what is a cowhide rug? There is not a set-in-stone definition for a "cowhide rug" but most people use the term to describe the tanned hide of a bovine (heifer, cow, steer, or bull) that is the right size to be considered a rug.

Below: A tan-and-white rug made of cowhide on a carpeted living room floor.

A cowhide rug on carpet


Most often a cowhide rug will still have the hair on, but not always. If the hair has been left on and the hide has been tanned properly the hair will be soft to the touch and comfortable to sit on or for bare feet to walk on, and will not shed.

Below: A round rug made of several pieces of cowhide on a bare floor.

A round cowhide rug made of several pieces of cowhide

Caring For Your Cowhide Rug

What Is A Brindle Cowhide?

You may have noticed that some cowhide rugs are described as "brindle." What is that? Brindle is a coat coloring found in some breeds of cattle. The brindle color is made up of thin stripes of alternating colors.

A brindle colored cow (or heifer, steer, or bull) can be all brindle, but they might also be brindle on some parts of their body with other areas being a different color such as spots, speckles, or a solid color. The brindle color typically only occurs in certain breeds of cattle, such as the Texas Longhorn.

Other animals besides cattle can also have a brindle coat color. Some dogs, for example, might be brindle. The brindle coloring also occurs in horses although it is rare.

Cowhide Rugs - Good Things To Know Before You Buy

Below: Cowhide rugs aren't just for rustic or Western decor. This beautiful black and white rug is a perfect fit for this modern-styled room.

A black and white cowhide rug in a room with moder decor

Save The Rug For Later

If you find a cowhide rug for sale on Etsy that you like but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.

Important: Putting items in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve them! It just makes them easier to find if they're still available when you come back.

Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.

Cowboy Etsy shopping cart

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