These images of course have absolutely nothing at all what-so-ever to do with architecture which forms the mainstay of my photographic work. I was away in rural Mozambique last week and spent some time hanging around the local watering hole watching the comings and goings of the local people with their livestock and was simply enthralled with the gorgeous hide patterns on these Nguni cattle.
Nguni cattle are indigenous to southern Africa known for their fertility and resistance to diseases. They are a hybrid breed of indigenous and Indian cattle believed to have been introduced to the region sometime around 600-700AD by Bantu traders. They are highly prized amongst the Xhosa, Zulu and Swazi people playing an important social and economic role in the development of these societies.
Don’t hesitate to contact the office to get your limited-edition framed ready-to-hang Nguni hide prints before they sell out. They’re cheaper than the real thing and a whole lot more environmentally sensitive too…?
They’re certainly very beautiful animals!