Cowhide is the natural skin of a cow with hair. The leather from it can be used for shoes, wallets, leather jackets, furniture and car leather and belts. Most cow leather is without hair, but it can also be processed into leather with fur (Hair-on Leather).
Cowhide with fur - Hair-on Leather
The process of tanning leather with hair is called "hair on" tanned.
Rawhide comes with hair to the tannery.
Swirl in the fur of the living skin. - Swirl in tanned cowhide.
There are many kinds of cattle and therefore it is common to see fur in many colours. The skin under the hair is however always bright.
Irrespective of the hair colour, the cow skin has no colour when it's in the tannery. - The bluish colour is a result of chrome tanning.
No hair-on cowhide is like another... - Wide variety of choice at www.leder-fiedler.de.
IKEA also offers cow skins with hair.
Cowhide: chair - sofa - bag - shoes - ancient chest (from the Azores).
Cowhide leather shoes.
Bull testicles as a Mate cup from Argentina.
Beef foot with fur as drinking cup from Brazil.
Hair-on cowhide as carpet from Brazil (email@example.com).
Cowhide as carpet.
Design armchair from Italy.
Cowhide in a 1937 BMW 329 as a trade show gimmick.
Hair-on cowhide can be designed in a variety of ways. The fur can be dyed, a pattern can be lasered onto it and it can be printed. All methods can also be combined.
The fur of cow hide can be dyed.
Cowhide can be printed with patterns (www.richter-leder.de).
Cowhide can be lasered with patterns (www.richter-leder.de).
Cowhide stitched as a patchwork.
Cow skin can be designed by etching (www.richter-leder.de).
Very exotic: Cowhide coloured with a covering colour layer with metallic effect.
Cowhide as a clothing, partly smooth leather, partly with hair. Jacket by www.wildfangdesign.de, leather from www.leder-fiedler.de.
branding on cow hide
Cowhide with branding.
Cowhides and bald spots
Cowhides sometimes get bald spots in the stressed area.