African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
African Zulu Traditional Cultural Shield, African Warrior Hat, african warrior shield and hat made of cowhide (IHAWU)
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Traditional African large shield that stands around 90 cm tall and used as a unique Zulu ornament. These shields can be framed and make excellent wall hangings. The total height of this Zulu shield itself without the stick is 79cm with the or length being 35cm .

Zulu shields are traditionally made from 'real' african nguni Cow hide which is the local cow in South Africa.

These zulu shields were originally used in wars when the african tribes used to fight with one another. Zulu Shield were mainly used for protection However, in our times they are mainly used for traditional Zulu ceremonies and celebrations such as weddings and funerals. . The Zulu war-shield was tall enough to cover the warriors body and it is in an oval shape that can withstand any spear from penetrating it. Formal training was not in use until King Shaka Zulu took over the army and revolutionized the Zulu weapons which resulted in one of the most spectular defeats of the british army in what was called the anglo zulu war in 1874.

These shields are now made by traditional african craftsmen as a means to earn an income . The Zulu people are found i in South Africa. The area that they can be found is called KwaZulu Natal. Zulu art and traditional works are some of the most beautiful you will be able to find anywhere in the world.