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Nguni cow hide cushion - black white

African Nguni cow hide cushion - black and white
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Cow Hide Cushions - Black white

$55-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 40cm x 40cm


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Nguni cow hide cushion - black white

Size: 40cm x 40cm (L x W)

A beautiful African handcrafted Nguni cow hide cushion.

These Nguni hide cushions have been crafted in the natural cow hide colors of black and white.

Genuine African Nguni cow hide cushion from South Africa with zipper for inserting stuffing.

A beautiful African Nguni skin cushion that have became very popular choices for their wonderful patterns and colors. Nguni cow is a breed of African cow found in Southern Africa and mainly associated with the Zulu people.

The Nguni cow hide cushion you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or color from the Nguni cow hide cushion shown in the picture because of the nature of animal hides, no two will be exactly the same.

Stuffing not included.

Other styles available below or return to our main African cushion page

Cow Hide Cushions - Brown white
Nguni hide cushion-brown

$55-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 40cm x 40cm

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Cow Hide Bolster Cushions - Black
Nguni cow hide bolster cushion

$55-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 20cm x 60cm

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Cow Hide Bolster Cushions - Brown
Nguni cow hide bolster cushion - brown and white



$55-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 20cm x 60cm

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Nguni Cow Hide Patch Cushions
Nguni hide patch cushion

$65-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 40cm x 40cm

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To view other African cushions, return to our African game skin cushion main page

Facts about this animal

Nguni cattle derive their name from the black tribes of Africa, collectively known as the Nguni people. Nguni cattle descend from both Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus cattle and entered Africa around 8000 years ago. As the tribes migrated south into Africa they took their cattle along. Through natural selection and environmental interaction the cattle evolved into the hardy breed we know today as the Nguni. As the tribes settled in different areas, distinctive cattle ecotypes developed, but are essentially still Ngunis.

Bulls are medium sized and weigh between 500kg and 800kg. They are muscular and display typical male characteristics with well developed, muscular, cervico-thoracic hump

The cows are small and weigh between 300kg and 400kg. They are feminine with sleek, delicate lines around the neck and forequarter and a prominent wedge shape with the weight in the stomach and hindquarter area.

The coat shows a variety of colours which may appear as whole colours, mixed colours or as specific colour patterns. Six whole coat colours under which white (Umhlope), black (Mnyama), Brown (Emfusi), Red (Embomvu), Dun (Mdaka) and Yellow (Mpofu) exist in Nguni cattle, while eight colour patterns occur. The Zulu names appear in brackets. Besides the fact that there are theoretically 48 colour patterns the Zulu and Swazi people describe 77 different colour patterns in order to ease identification and ownership of cattle. These different colours and colour patterns are playing a very important role in the social and cultural life of the African people.

Horns are crescent-shaped in bulls and characteristically lyre-shaped, thinner and longer in mature females. They are round in cross-section and dark, especially at the tips.

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