About our company
Hides and Co. was formed out of sincere love for high style and artisan design made from afar in 2007. At Hides and Co. we have searched the world to bring the finest in artisan crafted, natural home, office and entertainment furnishings including Cowhide, Rawhide, Buttery Soft Argentine Leather, Mother of Pearl, S.E. Asian Driftwood, New Zealand Sheepskin and more, all gently priced. In lieu of today's era of mass retailing, Hides and Co. constantly strives to offer a wide range of custom design options and highly personalized service. Whether you are looking to add an element of style and luxury to your home, office, storefront, hotel, event, entertainment venue or any environment for that matter, Hides and Co. is proud to serve you and your interior decor needs.
About Our Cowhide Products
Direct Importer: Hides and Co. Country of Origin: Argentina
Hides and Co. is committed to offering our international clientele the finest quality cow hide rugs at affordable prices. Hides and Co. PREMIUM QUALITY, EXTREMELY supple, Argentinean cowhide rugs are individually hand picked specifically for Hides and Co. from the best tanneries in Argentina. Unquestionably, the World's best cowhides come from Argentina and we import direct from the best tanneries within Argentina.
Our leather rugs are crafted of superior quality Argentine leather, and make beautiful accent rugs, as well as wall and furniture coverings. Argentina is known to produce some of the finest quality cowhides in the world. Argentina is a country rich in untainted natural resources including its vast grasslands and bountiful bovine population, which allows us to obtain an abundant quantity of the highest quality leather. Our natural Argentinean cowhides are beautiful and unique by nature, as no two hides are exactly the same. In this uniqueness lies the beauty of them. On the other hand, a tremendous effort has been made to feature complete skins according to how they look, and the photographs in our site reflect this. However, please understand that as each animal is different, within each type some variation should be expected from one skin to the other. The photographs of different types should be seen under this warning.
We are distinctive among our competitors as we eagerly customize the versions of our rug designs, pillow covers, furniture and lighting. Please, ask us for any design of your particular like or need. Contact us for advice. We will be delighted to provide it.
Cowhides / Cowhide Rugs
Once a cow is slaughtered, the skin is removed. It is then selected in the raw state, at the very first moment when it is salted. It is organized by size and color. In the tannery, a traditional hair on hide tanning method is employed to ensure that the hide is soft, and less susceptible to odor and moulting. It ensures that the cowhide will last longer. It is then naturally dried and the best hides are separated from the rest, with the ones that cannot be used in full as decorative items separated to be used as patchwork rugs. These are usually those with damage (for example cuts and other injuries to the skin during the life of the animal) that causes the skin to tear post drying.
Cowhides can be dyed to resemble skins such as tiger or zebra skins, but dyeing is usually reserved for the lower quality cowhides. The best quality hides are usually presented in their natural colors, which are, of course, based on the breed of the bovine.
As part of our line of products, these patchwork rugs have been tanned and manufactured following a strict process to guarantee high quality and maximum durability. That leadership has been gained either in quantity as well in very high quality. The natural Cow Hides can adorn the floors in living rooms, bedroom and halls.
We sell all types of products made with cowhides:
- Cowhide natural leathers rugs
- Cowhide printed leathers rugs
- Cowhide Pillows
- Cowhide Pillows
- Zebra Print Cowhides
- Cowhide Puff
- Cowhide Tables