NGUNI COWHIDE RUGS
Zulucow’s cowhide rugs are unique. They are not only high quality; supple with a lustre and shine; but they are renowned for their exquisite, multi-coloured markings. And, they are sustainably-sourced, by-products of the indigenous Nguni cattle.
The Zulus value their beautiful Nguni to such an extent that they’ve developed a poetic naming practice for the cattle. They name each one according to its similarity to the natural world surrounding them (birds, fauna and flora of the African bush.) For example: The Zulus call the ‘Black Flash & White’ rug (on this page) ‘iqola’- ‘Fiscal Flycatcher’, and the, ‘Black & White Flecky’ – ‘inkanku’ – ‘Jacobin Cuckoo’