May 6, 2013

Africa's Nguni cow

Safari Fusion blog | Africa's Nguni cow | How this majestic creature inspires South Africa's arts and crafts
Babylonstoren, Cape Winelands South Africa
The majestic Nguni cow of Southern Africa are as hardy as they are handsome.

Beloved herds of the Xhosa, Zulu and Swazi people for hundreds of years; these richly patterned cattle are a form of dowry as well as a source of food and clothing.

They have also inspired songwriters, poets, artists and even tribal kings -  King Shaka of the Zulus had a royal herd of pure white Ngunis.

South Africa’s arts and crafts continues to honour their importance, where today you can find various representations of these beautiful creatures.

Safari Fusion blog | Africa's Nguni cow | How this majestic creature inspires South Africa's arts and crafts
Our made to order wire Nguni Cow Head

Safari Fusion blog | Africa's Nguni cow | How this majestic creature inspires South Africa's arts and crafts
On the beach in South Africa's Eastern Cape