Grey, White and Champagne Cowhide Rugs

Grey, White and Champagne 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.’




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Zulucow’s Nguni cowhide rugs are statement pieces which suit traditional or contemporary homes; urban or country dwellings; loft apartments, ski chalets or country retreats. The Zulus have bred Nguni cattle for centuries, for their beautiful markings and symmetry: to make shields, ceremonial clothing and rugs. Read my Blog for more details of: The importance of the Nguni to the Zulus then and now

As each rug is natural and unique, their measurements vary. (They measure approximately: 2m x 2m. Other sizes are available.) Please email me if you need a smaller or specific size.

The hide you select via the drop down ‘colour’ menu is the exact hide you will receive. 

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Zulucow’s hides are robust and easy to clean (if dirtied by muddy human or animal paws.) You can vacuum or brush them. Soak up any spills with a paper towel/cloth and wipe with a damp cloth and/or warm soapy water. Dry the wet area by airing the hide in the shade; not in the sun. As the hair is not a hollow fibre it does not absorb dirt.

(Go to IGTV @zulucowbylucy on Instagram) for a video on how to clean Zulucow’s natural cowhide rugs) 




Hilary, Cheltenham (April 2020)

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