Cowhides are natural products and a by product of the food industry. Final production starts by selecting the hides in raw state, at the very first moment when they are salted. They are then chosen and organised by size and colour. In the tannery a traditional hair on hide tanning method is employed to ensure that the hide is soft, and less susceptible to odour 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.