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African Blesbuck hide cushions

Blesbok hide cushion
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African Blesbok Hide Cushion

$65-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Blesbok hide

Size: 40cm x 40cm


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African Blesbuck hide cushions

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

An African Blesbuck hide cushion handcrafted in South Africa. African Blesbuck is known as a Blesbok in South Africa and is a medium antelope that is related to the Bontebok. The Blesbuck has a purplish color fur and a distinctive white forehead.African Blesbok

The Blesbuck is found in large quantifies in most South Africa game reserves in large herds in open grasslands.

The hide of the Blesbuck is very soft and the hair is fine. These Blesbuck cushions make for excellent accent cushions and great to feel. The back of the cushion is suede.

All sizes listed are approximate. The Blesbok cushion you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or color from the Blesbok cushion shown in the picture because each cushion is handcrafted by individual artists.

Stuffing not included.

We are registered with KZN Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area, we obtain any documentation needed from them for any items that is needed for your country. You can feel assured that you have bought from a legal, registered trader.

If you are looking for other African game skin cushions return to our main African cushion page.

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

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

Facts about this animal

Blesbok were an easy source of meat to the early settlers and were hunted close to extermination by the turn of the century. Today, they have been widely re-introduced and their range has been extended into Zimbabwe and Namibia by game farmers although they are indigenous to South Africa.

Blesbok are medium-sized antelope with short, fairly straight, ringed horns carried by both males and females. They have a brown neck and back which becomes darker towards the middle and back of the body. They have a typical white blaze on their muzzle and small dash of white between their horns.

  • Body length: 140 - 160 cm (4.6-5.3 ft)
  • Shoulder height: 85 - 100 cm (2.8-3.3 ft)
  • Tail length: 30 - 45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Weight: 55 - 80 kg (121-176 lb)

The structure of a population consists of:

Family groups of 20-120 with sub-adult females of all ages, young males of 1-2 years and post-mature ewes
harem groups of 4-25 socially mature ewes >2.5 years and their lambs of 10-18 months, and sometimes associated with a territorial ram
bachelor groups of sub-adult rams, 2-4 years, and occasionally one or two adult rams, >4 years.
adult ram groups of 20-120 with non-territorial adult rams, 4-8 years, and post-mature rams >8 years
solitary territorial rams, 4-8 years

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Scientific classification

  • Class: MAMMALIA
  • Order: ARTIODACTYLA
  • Suborder: Alcelaphinae
  • Family: BOVIDAE
  • Scientific Name: Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
  • Name: Blesbok

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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