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African carved Nguni cow horn

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African Hand Carved Cow Horn - Big 5 Animals

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African carved Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

A selection of handcrafted Nguni cow horns that have images of African animals such as the Big 5 and African Vegetation. Each carved horn is individually carved so no two will ever be the same.

The horns are from our local Nguni cow found in Southern Africa but more known to the Zulu People of South Africa. These carved cow horns have been carved by Shona People of Zimbabwe. Click on image to see a bigger image of the carved cow horn

The carved Nguni cow horn you purchase and receive may differ just slightly in size, look, and/or color from the Nguni horn shown in the picture because of the nature of animal horns and handcrafted items, no two will be exactly the same.

Other styles available below or return to our main skull horns page

African Hand Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Elephants
Nguni cow horn - Elephant

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Hand Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Big 5 Animals
Nguni cow horn - Big 5

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Hand Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Elephants
Nguni cow horn - Elephants

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Big 5
Nguni cow horn - big 5

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Giraffe
Nguni cow horn - Giraffe

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Rhino
Nguni cow horn - Rhino

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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African Carved Nguni Cow Horn - Elephants
Nguni cow horn - Elephants

$49-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Nguni cow horn

Size: 50cm following the curve

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To view other African items made of Nguni hide , return to our African game products main page or click image above for other Nguni products

Facts about this animal

Nguni cattle derive their name from the black tribes of Africa, collectively known as the Nguni people. Nguni cattle descend from both Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus cattle and entered Africa around 8000 years ago. As the tribes migrated south into Africa they took their cattle along. Through natural selection and environmental interaction the cattle evolved into the hardy breed we know today as the Nguni. As the tribes settled in different areas, distinctive cattle ecotypes developed, but are essentially still Ngunis.

Bulls are medium sized and weigh between 500kg and 800kg. They are muscular and display typical male characteristics with well developed, muscular, cervico-thoracic hump

The cows are small and weigh between 300kg and 400kg. They are feminine with sleek, delicate lines around the neck and forequarter and a prominent wedge shape with the weight in the stomach and hindquarter area.

The coat shows a variety of colours which may appear as whole colours, mixed colours or as specific colour patterns. Six whole coat colours under which white (Umhlope), black (Mnyama), Brown (Emfusi), Red (Embomvu), Dun (Mdaka) and Yellow (Mpofu) exist in Nguni cattle, while eight colour patterns occur. The Zulu names appear in brackets. Besides the fact that there are theoretically 48 colour patterns the Zulu and Swazi people describe 77 different colour patterns in order to ease identification and ownership of cattle. These different colours and colour patterns are playing a very important role in the social and cultural life of the African people.

Horns are crescent-shaped in bulls and characteristically lyre-shaped, thinner and longer in mature females. They are round in cross-section and dark, especially at the tips.

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Scientific classification

  • Name: Bos taurus
  • Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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