SUPERB COLLECTION OF OLD ZULU ARTIFACTS

 

Item Code: AW6C

Origin:  S. Central Africa, Zulu People  (Provenance: From an old collection of South African items in Melbourne Victoria Australia.  Most of the pieces were collected by Australian "Diggers" who brought them back on their return from the infamous Boer Wars 1899-1902)

Description:  A very impressive collection of 13 items most of which date to the 19th century.  They include a large war shield, a smaller dance shield, a massive wirework swallow tail axe, two special knobkerries with their heads covered with wirework, another knobkerrie with three bands of wirework, a second axe with wirework and stitched hide covering, two headrests, a beaded collar, a slender knobkerrie with head studded with old European furniture tacks, a classic knobkerrie with two-tone wood, and a knobkerrie with flattened disk impressions. 

Price:  Email to request price for whole collection  Click the thumbnails below for individual prices and additional photos    

 

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ENORMOUS "SWALLOW TAIL" WIREWORK AXE

     

      

  

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MASSIVE "MARRIED MAN'S" BROWN COW HIDE WARRIOR SHIELD

 

 

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                MATCHED PAIR OF STUNNING KNOBKERRIES W/ WIREWORK HEADS  

 

      

        

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         "Ishilunga" COW HIDE WARRIOR SHIELD KNOBKERRIE POLE HANDLE

 

 

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A UNIQUE SLENDER KNOBKERRIE WITH BULBOUS STUDDED HEAD

 

 

           A LAVISH BEADED WOMEN'S BELT      

   

 

A LONG HANDLE WIREWORK AXE WITH HIDE COVERING  

 

 

KNOBKERRIE WITH OFFSET CIRCULAR LOBES

 

 

 ZULU HEADREST  

 

 

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HANDSOME AFRICAN TWO-TONE TEAK WOOD KNOBKERRIE 

 

 

    

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SIMPLISTIC S. AFRICAN SWAZI HEADREST

 

 

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CLASSIC EARLY KNOBKERRIE WITH WIREWORK SHAFT

 

 

 

 

 

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