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Winter boots

Beautiful Nguni products honouring the legacy of Africa’s sturdiest cattle

The natural beauty, multi-coloured and variously patterned hides of South Africa’s indigenous Nguni Cattle inspired the creation of our one-of-a-kind, with hair-on products, to honour their legacy.

The Nguni cattle were herded, named after and joined the Nguni people on their south-bound migration from North Africa through East Africa. During this 80-centuries-long journey through Africa, the Nguni’s have evolved and adapted to Africa’s extreme environmental conditions.

They arrived in Southern Africa as a hardy, superior breed, sporting disease resistance, high fertility, easy temperament and adaptability, as well as hides renowned for durability, natural stain resistance, hypoallergenic qualities, no discoloration, minimal hair-loss, strength, beautiful colours and varied patterns.

If you are interested, you are welcome to read more on: https://heatherdugmore.co.za/the-nguni-africas-treasured-breed/.

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These superior qualities of the Nguni hides make it most suitable for footwear, belts, rugs and handbags. The combination of natural colours ensures that the Nguni footwear matches and enhance most outfits. Our Nguni products are hand-crafted into one-of-a-kind designs to make a statement and to stand out from the crowd.

Visit our online shop to browse through our selection of Nguni products and find a unique item that matches your style.

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