#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.

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

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.

Actual photo of The Great King Shaka Zulu

Actual photo of The Great King Shaka Zulu

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).

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

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

Of all the Zulu leaders who commanded the Empire during this period, one man stands sack-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to unrivaled badassitude – the infamous Shaka Zulu.  The military mastermind behind the Zulu Empire, and one of the most hardcore tyrants who ever lived.

Of all the Zulu leaders who commanded the Empire during this period, one man stands sack-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to unrivaled badassitude – the infamous Shaka Zulu. The military mastermind behind the Zulu Empire, and one of the most hardcore tyrants who ever lived.

Zulu Warrior, South Africa.

Zulu Warrior, South Africa.

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 Beaded Stabbing Spears and War Clubs

Zulu Beaded Stabbing Spears and War Clubs

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