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. It’s very common for cowhide rugs to come with firemarks, scars and other markings. This is a completely natural occurrence. All of our cowhides are recycled from the meat industry. The thorough tanning process ensures minimal hair loss.