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African Nguni cow hide

African Nguni cow hide
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African Nguni cow skin / hide

$340-00


Region: South Africa

Material: Leather / hide

Size: 2m x 1.6 (L x H)

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African Nguni cow hide

Size: 2m x 1.6 (L x H) - also see size below image

Beautiful African Nguni hides that originate from South Africa and have became very popular choices for their wonderful patterns and colors. If you are looking for a bigger hide that is allot cheaper than a Zebra this is what you want.

Nguni cows are a bread of African cow. Nguni cattle get their name from the different tribes of Southern Africa. These cattle have been past down from generation to generation of traditional Africans and is the traditional way to tell the wealth of a tribe or tribesman. No single Nguni hide is alike and a wide range of colors and color varieties are available. The Nguni hides are all tanned and treated to ensure the highest standards.

All the Nguni hides are ready for export and all export permits are included in the price. The Nguni breed is non-threatened and we only work with hides that were bought legally. If you are looking for a particular pattern let us know and we will arrange that for you. If you are looking for another African animal skin please return to our main gallery or for Nguni hide page.

All sizes listed are approximate. The African Nguni hides you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or pattern from the African Nguni hides shown in the picture because of the nature African Nguni cattle.

Other styles available

A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black white
A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black  white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 190cm x 170cm

A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Gray white
A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Gray  white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 210cm x 170cm

A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black white
Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black  white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 205cm x 165cm

A Grade Nguni Cow hide - Brown white
Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Brown  white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 190cm x 155cm

A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black and white
A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Black and white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 200cm x 150cm

A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Brown white
A Grade African Nguni Cow hide - Brown  white

$340-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow hide

Size: 190cm x 150cm

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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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