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Cow hide foot stool

Cow hide foot stool
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Nguni Cow Hide Foot Stool

$125-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Wood / Cow hide

Size: 50 X 37 X 22cm (L X W X H)

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Cow hide foot stool

Size: 50 X 37 X 22cm (L X W X H)

Nguni cow hide foot stoolA magnificent African handcrafted wooden cow hide foot stool that has been crafted with the wonderful natural colors of the Nguni cow. Nguni cow hide originates from South Africa and get it's name from the various tribes that live in the Southern Africa. Nguni cows are very important in the Zulu culture and indicate wealth with the amount and health of the cows they have.

Cow hide leather has become very popular with fashion designers and interior decorators. Each Cow hide foot stool is an "original" work of art, individually hand carved, no two are exactly alike which adds to the value of each piece.

The original nature of cow hide will be reflected by variances from the foot stool as shown, each piece of a specific style is similar, but not identical.

Other styles available below or view or main African furniture 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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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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Scientific classification

  • Name: Bos taurus
  • Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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