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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
AA1514
price
R2500.00
code
AA1613
price
R2500.00
code
AA1638
price
R2500.00
code
AA1666
price
R2500.00
code
AA1668
price
R2500.00
code
AA1693
price
R2500.00
code
AA1696
price
R2500.00
code
AA1698
price
R2500.00
code
AA1763
price
R2500.00
code
AA1772
price
R2500.00
code
AA1810
price
R2500.00
code
AA1822
price
R2500.00
code
AA1829
price
R2500.00
code
AA1831
price
R2500.00
code
AA1845
price
R2500.00
code
AA1850
price
R2500.00
code
AA1860
price
R2500.00
code
AA1881
price
R2500.00
code
AA1904
price
R2500.00
code
AA1912
price
R2500.00
code
AA1914
price
R2500.00
code
AA1919
price
R2500.00
code
AA1922
price
R2500.00
code
AA1924
price
R2500.00
code
AA1926
price
R2500.00
code
AA1928
price
R2500.00
code
AA1930
price
R2500.00
code
AA1941
price
R2500.00
code
AA1943
price
R2500.00
code
AA1948
price
R2500.00
code
AA1952
price
R2500.00
code
AA1953
price
R2500.00
code
AA1958
price
R2500.00
code
AA1963
price
R2500.00
code
AA1975
price
R2500.00
code
AA1979
price
R2500.00
code
AA1982
price
R2500.00
code
AA1988
price
R2500.00
code
AA2000
price
R2500.00
code
AA2001
price
R2500.00
code
AA2003
price
R2500.00
code
AA2004
price
R2500.00
code
AA2008
price
R2500.00
code
AA2010
price
R2500.00
code
AA2011
price
R2500.00
code
AA2019
price
R2500.00
code
AA2020
price
R2500.00
code
AA2021
price
R2500.00
code
AA2023
price
R2500.00
code
AA2026
price
R2500.00
code
AA2027
price
R2500.00
code
AA2028
price
R2500.00
code
AA2032
price
R2500.00
code
AA2033
price
R2500.00
code
AA2036
price
R2500.00
code
AA2042
price
R2500.00
code
AA2043
price
R2500.00
code
AA2046
price
R2500.00
code
AA2047
price
R2500.00
code
AA2051
price
R2500.00
code
AA2052 (2)
price
R2500.00
code
AA2055
price
R2500.00
code
AA2058
price
R2500.00
code
AA2060
price
R2500.00
code
AA2064
price
R2500.00
code
AA2067
price
R2500.00
code
AA2071
price
R2500.00
code
AA2082
price
R2500.00
code
AA2083
price
R2500.00
code
AA2088
price
R2500.00
code
AA2094
price
R2500.00
code
AA2096
price
R2500.00
code
AA2098
price
R2500.00
code
AA2100
price
R2500.00
code
AA2104
price
R2500.00
code
AA2106
price
R2500.00
code
AA2108
price
R2500.00
code
AA2116
price
R2500.00
code
AA2117
price
R2500.00
code
AA2124
price
R2500.00
code
AA2129
price
R2500.00
code
AA2135
price
R2500.00
code
AA2138
price
R2500.00
code
AA2139
price
R2500.00
code
AA2140
price
R2500.00
code
AA2142
price
R2500.00
code
AA2143
price
R2500.00
code
AA2146
price
R2500.00
code
AA2149
price
R2500.00
code
AA2150
price
R2500.00
code
AA2154
price
R2500.00
code
AA2156
price
R2500.00
code
AA2166
price
R2500.00
code
AA2167
price
R2500.00
code
AA2169
price
R2500.00
code
AA2170
price
R2500.00
code
AA2171
price
R2500.00
code
AA2172
price
R2500.00
code
AA2174
price
R2500.00
code
AA2175
price
R2500.00
code
AA2176
price
R2500.00
code
AA2184
price
R2500.00
code
AA2185
price
R2500.00
code
AA2188
price
R2500.00
code
AA2189
price
R2500.00
code
AA2190
price
R2500.00
code
AA2191
price
R2500.00
code
AA2195
price
R2500.00
code
AA2196
price
R2500.00
code
AA2198
price
R2500.00
code
AA2199
price
R2500.00
code
AA2200
price
R2500.00
code
AA2201
price
R2500.00
code
AA2202
price
R2500.00
code
AA2203
price
R2500.00
code
AA2204
price
R2500.00
code
AA2206
price
R2500.00
code
AA2207
price
R2500.00
code
AA2209
price
R2500.00
code
AA2210
price
R2500.00
code
AA2212
price
R2500.00
code
AA2214
price
R2500.00
code
AA2215
price
R2500.00
code
AA2217
price
R2500.00
code
AA2220
price
R2500.00
code
AA2221
price
R2500.00
code
AA2222
price
R2500.00
code
AA2223
price
R2500.00
code
AA2224
price
R2500.00
code
AA2227
price
R2500.00
code
AA2228
price
R2500.00
code
AA2229
price
R2500.00
code
AA2231
price
R2500.00
code
AA2232
price
R2500.00
code
AA2233
price
R2500.00
code
AA2236
price
R2500.00
code
AA2237
price
R2500.00
code
AA2238
price
R2500.00
code
AA2239
price
R2500.00
code
AA2241
price
R2500.00
code
AA2242
price
R2500.00
code
AA2243
price
R2500.00
code
AA2244
price
R2500.00
code
AA2245
price
R2500.00
code
AA2246
price
R2500.00
code
AA2247
price
R2500.00
code
AA2248
price
R2500.00
code
AA2249
price
R2500.00
code
AA2250
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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