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 treasure their Nguni herds, breeding them over centuries, for their beautiful markings and symmetry for the use in shields, ceremonial clothing and rugs.
Each hide is so precious that the Zulus developed a poetic naming practice for them, naming each one according to its similarity to the natural world surrounding them (birds, fauna and flora of the African bush.) For example: the ‘Brindle’ rug on this page, is called: ‘insundu ‘- ‘Brown Beast’