Classical form of Zulu shield. Attempts were made to keep the same colour of shield to all members of a regiment. At the same time shield colour also represented experience.White shield fr the veteran regiments, black for the junior regiments and red for those regiments in between. The size of the shield slowly got smaller throughout the life of the Zulu empire

Classical form of Zulu shield. Attempts were made to keep the same colour of shield to all members of a regiment. At the same time shield colour also represented experience.White shield fr the veteran regiments, black for the junior regiments and red for those regiments in between. The size of the shield slowly got smaller throughout the life of the Zulu empire

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

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

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

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