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aa grade nguni hides ●

our nguni hides are classed in tri colour, aa grade, a grade 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 include vat.

freight charges for nguni hides anywhere in south africa are included in the price shown.

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AA2995
price
R3100.00
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AA3509
price
R3100.00
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AA3538
price
R3100.00
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AA3539
price
R3100.00
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AA3604
price
R3100.00
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AA3617
price
R3100.00
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AA3622
price
R3100.00
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AA3627
price
R3100.00
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AA3629
price
R3100.00
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AA3641
price
R3100.00
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AA3644
price
R3100.00
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AA3645
price
R3100.00
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AA3648
price
R3100.00
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AA3659
price
R3100.00
code
AA3663
price
R3100.00
code
AA3665
price
R3100.00
code
AA3681
price
R3100.00
code
AA3682
price
R3100.00
code
AA3691
price
R3100.00
code
AA3717
price
R3100.00
code
AA3721
price
R3100.00
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AA3722
price
R3100.00
code
AA3728
price
R3100.00
code
AA3729
price
R3100.00
code
AA3734
price
R3100.00
code
AA3735
price
R3100.00
code
AA3736
price
R3100.00
code
AA3737
price
R3100.00
code
AA3738
price
R3100.00
code
AA3741
price
R3100.00
code
AA3743
price
R3100.00
code
AA3746
price
R3100.00
code
AA3748
price
R3100.00
code
AA3750
price
R3100.00
code
AA3751
price
R3100.00
code
AA3753
price
R3100.00
code
AA3756
price
R3100.00
code
AA3757
price
R3100.00
code
AA3758
price
R3100.00
code
AA3761
price
R3100.00
code
AA3763
price
R3100.00
code
AA3768
price
R3100.00
code
AA3770
price
R3100.00
code
AA3773
price
R3100.00
code
AA3775
price
R3100.00
code
AA3778
price
R3100.00
code
AA3784
price
R3100.00
code
AA3788
price
R3100.00
code
AA3789
price
R3100.00
code
AA3790
price
R3100.00
code
AA3792
price
R3100.00
code
AA3794
price
R3100.00
code
AA3795
price
R3100.00
code
AA3796
price
R3100.00
code
AA3797
price
R3100.00
code
AA3798
price
R3100.00
code
AA3799
price
R3100.00
code
AA3802
price
R3100.00
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AA3805
price
R3100.00
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AA3806
price
R3100.00
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AA3814
price
R3100.00
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AA3816
price
R3100.00
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AA3817
price
R3100.00
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AA3818
price
R3100.00
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AA3819
price
R3100.00
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AA3820
price
R3100.00
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AA3821
price
R3100.00
code
AA3822
price
R3100.00
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AA3823
price
R3100.00
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AA3826
price
R3100.00
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AA3827
price
R3100.00
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AA3828
price
R3100.00
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AA3829
price
R3100.00
code
AA3830
price
R3100.00
code
AA3831
price
R3100.00
code
AA3832
price
R3100.00
code
AA3834
price
R3100.00
code
AA3841
price
R3100.00
code
AA3842
price
R3100.00
code
AA3843
price
R3100.00
code
AA3844
price
R3100.00
code
AA3845
price
R3100.00
code
AA3846
price
R3100.00
code
AA3849
price
R3100.00
code
AA3850
price
R3100.00
code
AA3851
price
R3100.00
code
AA3852
price
R3100.00
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AA3853
price
R3100.00
code
AA3854
price
R3100.00
code
AA3855
price
R3100.00
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AA3856
price
R3100.00
code
AA3857
price
R3100.00
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AA3859
price
R3100.00
code
AA3861
price
R3100.00
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AA3863
price
R3100.00
code
AA3865
price
R3100.00
code
AA3866
price
R3100.00
code
AA3867
price
R3100.00
code
AA3868
price
R3100.00
code
AA3869
price
R3100.00
code
AA3871
price
R3100.00
code
AA3872
price
R3100.00
code
AA3873
price
R3100.00
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AA3874
price
R3100.00
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AA3875
price
R3100.00
code
AA3880
price
R3100.00
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AA3881
price
R3100.00
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AA3883
price
R3100.00
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AA3884
price
R3100.00
code
AA3885
price
R3100.00
code
AA3889
price
R3100.00
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AA3891
price
R3100.00
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AA3892
price
R3100.00
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AA3893
price
R3100.00
code
AA3895
price
R3100.00
code
AA3896
price
R3100.00
code
AA3897
price
R3100.00
code
AA3903
price
R3100.00
code
AA3904
price
R3100.00
code
AA3905
price
R3100.00
code
AA3906
price
R3100.00
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AA3907
price
R3100.00
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AA3908
price
R3100.00
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AA3909
price
R3100.00
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AA3910
price
R3100.00
code
AA3911
price
R3100.00
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AA3912
price
R3100.00
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AA3913
price
R3100.00
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AA3914
price
R3100.00
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AA3915
price
R3100.00
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AA3916
price
R3100.00
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AA3917
price
R3100.00
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AA3918
price
R3100.00
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AA3919
price
R3100.00
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AA3920
price
R3100.00
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AA3921
price
R3100.00
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AA3922
price
R3100.00
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AA3923
price
R3100.00
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AA3924
price
R3100.00
code
AA3925
price
R3100.00
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AA3926
price
R3100.00
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AA3927
price
R3100.00
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AA3928
price
R3100.00
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AA3929
price
R3100.00
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AA3930
price
R3100.00
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AA3931
price
R3100.00
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AA3932
price
R3100.00
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AA3933
price
R3100.00
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AA3934
price
R3100.00
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AA3935
price
R3100.00
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AA3936
price
R3100.00
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AA3937
price
R3100.00
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AA3938
price
R3100.00
code
AA3939
price
R3100.00
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AA3940
price
R3100.00
code
AA3941
price
R3100.00
code
AA3942
price
R3100.00

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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