A very unique turquoise acid washed finish is applied to these hair-on cowhides. A natural color cowhide (Hereford, solid brown, solid black, brindle) is acid washed and then a beautiful turquoise layer is applied to it creating a very stunning effect. EMAIL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE PHOTOS OF THE ACTUAL RUG YOU WILL RECEIVE BEFORE WE SHIP. Our cowhides are hand selected at the tannery. Cowhide rugs are made from a high-quality natural material. Occasional irregularities, little scars, fire brands and small patches are due to leather's natural finish and should be regarded as a quality feature while also underlining its natural origin. Also, due to the tanning and metallic foil, sometimes the hides will display a smell which will dissipate after a few days of being open. It is like a new car smell, it goes away after a few weeks. Some of our clients who are either more sensitive to smell or just cannot wait for it to air out have used Febreze to neutralize the smell with great success.