Friday, January 15, 2010
What Do You Think?
I got an e-mail about yesterday's post regarding decorating with cowhide. The writer was very lovely, an animal lover, not a vegetarian, not an activist, just a nice girl queasy and concerned about using cowhides. She asked that I please post the question to the gentle readers, about how they deal with and feel about using cowhides.
I wrote her back and said for me that cowhide is another leather product, like a purse, or shoes, or a leather jacket, or furniture (like a leather chair or couch).
And in the comments yesterday, another reader raised the question about using cowhides.
It kind of reminds me of the same questions about using taxidermy and antlers as decorative accessories.
I love animals. I love a good steak once in awhile; I have a beautiful cowhide Kelly bag; you know I love decorating with cowhide rugs. I'm not from a cattle raising state like Texas, I'm a New York girl. My husband is from Argentina, and steaks and cowhides and beautiful leather goods are practically the national identity.
So chime in. What do think - how do you feel about using cowhides in your decor?