Nguni Hide Carpet

The size of the hides vary and the Nguni Cow is smaller than other breeds.

Why is the Nguni Cow special to Southern Africa you may ask. There are other similar breeds in Brazil and those who don’t know the breed may just want to draw a simple comparison. But those in know acknowledge that the Nguni is special and unique and know no rival bringing centuries of breeding in Southern Africa to the iconic cattle breed.

Known to many as the most attractive of cattle due to its diverse and patterned hides, this medium sized hybrid breed were introduced to South Africa through the Bantu speaking tribes when they migrated to the South between 600 and 1400 AD.

These cows are a currency to this day in tribal economics and King Shaka of the Zulus used different patterned hides to define different regiments in his army.

Most Nguni are a single colour, but highly prized hides show a blend of different colours as this is an example of. This hide is a tricolour and the rarest of Nguni. When you buy Nguni you buy the heart of Southern Africa and a pathway to the ages of its rich tribal history.

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Tricolour. Beige, white and dark brown.

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