Natural black cowhide, individually the black can be darker or lighter, some may have dark brown tone, some may have small white spots on the edges. Cowhide rugs are a 100% natural product. This means none of the color patterns are identical because every animal has a coat of fur that’s different. The rug you see in the photo will vary slightly from the rug you receive. All of our cowhides are recycled from the meat industry.