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aa grade nguni hides

our nguni hides are classed in aa, a and b grade.
AA hides are skins that are ideal for ottomans, furniture and floor rugs. they have very few flaws.
A grade have one or two patches or markings, ideal for floor rugs.
B grade have flaws and are best used for cutting up for the making of products.

to give our customers an idea of each hide size, we have photographed each skin on a 2.1m x 2.1m board.
all prices shown exclude vat.

code
AA1638
price
R2500.00
code
AA1666
price
R2500.00
code
AA1668
price
R2500.00
code
AA1693
price
R2500.00
code
AA1698
price
R2500.00
code
AA1763
price
R2500.00
code
AA1772
price
R2500.00
code
AA1831
price
R2500.00
code
AA1850
price
R2500.00
code
AA1904
price
R2500.00
code
AA1912
price
R2500.00
code
AA1914
price
R2500.00
code
AA1919
price
R2500.00
code
AA1926
price
R2500.00
code
AA1943
price
R2500.00
code
AA2000
price
R2500.00
code
AA2001
price
R2500.00
code
AA2003
price
R2500.00
code
AA2019
price
R2500.00
code
AA2020
price
R2500.00
code
AA2021
price
R2500.00
code
AA2026
price
R2500.00
code
AA2046
price
R2500.00
code
AA2060
price
R2500.00
code
AA2088
price
R2500.00
code
AA2117
price
R2500.00
code
AA2129
price
R2500.00
code
AA2139
price
R2500.00
code
AA2142
price
R2500.00
code
AA2143
price
R2500.00
code
AA2189
price
R2500.00
code
AA2206
price
R2500.00
code
AA2227
price
R2500.00
code
AA2236
price
R2500.00
code
AA2239
price
R2500.00
code
AA2242
price
R2500.00
code
AA2246
price
R2500.00
code
AA2263
price
R2500.00
code
AA2264
price
R2500.00
code
AA2265
price
R2500.00
code
AA2267
price
R2500.00
code
AA2270
price
R2500.00
code
AA2274
price
R2500.00
code
AA2277
price
R2500.00
code
AA2278
price
R2500.00
code
AA2280
price
R2500.00
code
AA2285
price
R2500.00
code
AA2289
price
R2500.00
code
AA2292
price
R2500.00
code
AA2297
price
R2500.00
code
AA2301
price
R2500.00
code
AA2302
price
R2500.00
code
AA2303
price
R2500.00
code
AA2304
price
R2500.00
code
AA2309
price
R2500.00
code
AA2317
price
R2500.00
code
AA2319
price
R2500.00
code
AA2321
price
R2500.00
code
AA2397
price
R2500.00
code
AA2401
price
R2500.00
code
AA2414
price
R2500.00
code
AA2421
price
R2500.00
code
AA2422
price
R2500.00
code
AA2426
price
R2500.00
code
AA2428
price
R2500.00
code
AA2439
price
R2500.00
code
AA2443
price
R2500.00
code
AA2444
price
R2500.00
code
AA2446
price
R2500.00
code
AA2447
price
R2500.00
code
AA2454
price
R2500.00
code
AA2456
price
R2500.00
code
AA2471
price
R2500.00
code
AA2481
price
R2500.00
code
AA2493
price
R2500.00
code
AA2500
price
R2500.00
code
AA2512
price
R2500.00
code
AA2515
price
R2500.00
code
AA2522
price
R2500.00
code
AA2523
price
R2500.00
code
AA2545
price
R2500.00
code
AA2556
price
R2500.00
code
AA2558
price
R2500.00
code
AA2559
price
R2500.00
code
AA2560
price
R2500.00
code
AA2566
price
R2500.00
code
AA2567
price
R2500.00
code
AA2570
price
R2500.00
code
AA2573
price
R2500.00
code
AA2574
price
R2500.00
code
AA2575
price
R2500.00
code
AA2576
price
R2500.00
code
AA2577
price
R2500.00
code
AA2578
price
R2500.00
code
AA2579
price
R2500.00
code
AA2580
price
R2500.00
code
AA2581
price
R2500.00
code
AA2583
price
R2500.00
code
AA2584
price
R2500.00
code
AA2585
price
R2500.00
code
AA2586
price
R2500.00
code
AA2587
price
R2500.00
code
AA2588
price
R2500.00
code
AA2589
price
R2500.00
code
AA2590
price
R2500.00
code
AA2592
price
R2500.00
code
AA2593
price
R2500.00
code
AA2594
price
R2500.00
code
AA2595
price
R2500.00
code
AA2596
price
R2500.00
code
AA2597
price
R2500.00
code
AA2598
price
R2500.00
code
AA2599
price
R2500.00
code
AA2600
price
R2500.00
code
AA2601
price
R2500.00
code
AA2602
price
R2500.00
code
AA2603
price
R2500.00
code
AA2604
price
R2500.00
code
AA2605
price
R2500.00

the nguni breed are the traditional breed of the zulu nation and have strong associations both in name and in physical attributes to their surroundings on the plains of kwazulu-natal and zululand. these cattle are amongst some of the toughest breeds, being able to survive extremes in climate as well as, at times, very limited and tough grass.

cattle are a strong feature in zulu culture and considered a measurement of wealth: the more cattle a man owns, the wealthier he is considered. an example of the value attributed to cattle is their location in the village when brought in from the veld. to ensure the cattle's safety and to protect them from both wild animals as well as other raiding tribes, they were placed in a fenced enclosure in the centre of the village which was surrounded by the huts.

nguni hides are an assortment of rich colours and patterns. the more dominant colours being black, white, brown and in less common instances, a combination of all three or dun (also known as yellow). each of the varying hide patterns has a name closely associated to an animal, bird, plant or other natural wonder. although it is not necessarily limited to this natural association for example, on the odd occasion, a beast may be described by the pattern of the hide itself.

nguni hides are highly functional and are mostly used as "rugs" in homes and furniture coverings as they are both decorative and warm. in more recent times, hides have been used as cushion covers, handbags as well as in other household items.

dawnside farm is proud to share these hides and hide products with you and whilst this text offers a mere glimpse into the mystery and history of these animals, should you be interested in more detailed information, the book "the abundant herds: a celebration of the nguni cattle and the zulu people" by marguerite poland, david hammond-tooke and leigh voigt offers a unique and detailed insight into the zulu culture and the vital part the nguni cattle have in it.

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