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: ‘White & Black Dapples’ rug on this page: ‘imasenezimpukane’ – ‘The flies in the Buttermilk’ and the ‘Pure White & Cream‘ rug: ‘inyonikayiphumuli’ – ‘The Bird that doesn’t rest.’