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This picture is from the Shaka Zulu series...Shaka Zulu supposedly introduced cowhide shields, which were much stronger than the iron or wood shields used previously.

16 Things That Made Shaka Zulu A Military Genius

This picture is from the Shaka Zulu series...Shaka Zulu supposedly introduced cowhide shields, which were much stronger than the iron or wood shields used previously.

Africa | Classical form shield from the Zulu shield from South Africa | Cowhide | ca. 1947

Africa | Classical form shield from the Zulu shield from South Africa | Cowhide | ca. 1947

Zulu #beadwork via Kleinz Flickr -  I hope to one day do beadwork like this (or somewhere in the remote area of this).

Zulu #beadwork via Kleinz Flickr - I hope to one day do beadwork like this (or somewhere in the remote area of this).

A Zulu warrior in full regimental regalia.And eamples of other regiments headdresses. Although not a strict rule it was the young unmarried regiments that wore the more elaborate headdresses.

A Zulu warrior in full regimental regalia.And eamples of other regiments headdresses. Although not a strict rule it was the young unmarried regiments that wore the more elaborate headdresses.

Africa | Zulu woman.  South Africa || Vintage postcard; dated 1937.

Africa | Zulu woman. South Africa || Vintage postcard; dated 1937.

afrikani:  Zulu ear discs, worn into the 1970s. Collected by African Image, Cape Town.

afrikani: Zulu ear discs, worn into the 1970s. Collected by African Image, Cape Town.

#Zulu weaver Nomkhosi Nkosi lives in the farmlands of Zululand, South Africa. She regularly sends #BasketsOfAfrica her beautiful Ukhamba baskets with traditional patterns and geometric designs. Many of her baskets feature asymmetrical designs, so the patterns are different on every side. Her creations are warm and elegant and beautiful.

#Zulu weaver Nomkhosi Nkosi lives in the farmlands of Zululand, South Africa. She regularly sends #BasketsOfAfrica her beautiful Ukhamba baskets with traditional patterns and geometric designs. Many of her baskets feature asymmetrical designs, so the patterns are different on every side. Her creations are warm and elegant and beautiful.

These beautiful and unusually shaped baskets are made by a Zulu weaver in South Africa who creates amazing geometric designs. #FairTrade #Geometric #Zulu

These beautiful and unusually shaped baskets are made by a Zulu weaver in South Africa who creates amazing geometric designs. #FairTrade #Geometric #Zulu

South Africa | Set of early Zulu beadwork items | ca. 1930s or early | 650£

South Africa | Set of early Zulu beadwork items | ca. 1930s or early | 650£