Traditional Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by Zulu tribesman in battle for hundred of years. As the modern world has evolved so to has the Zulu tribesman and with this the Zulu shield is no longer used in battle and is now used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings and funerals.
Although the modern western world is taking over the African plains the proud Zulu traditions are still strongly practiced at traditional ceremonies. The Zulu people are a strong proud nation from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and comprise of a population of around 8 million and are the largest ethnic group in Southern Africa.
Come along and watch these beautiful creations be carefully crafted, using ancient techniques handed down through generations.
All our shields sold have undergone a special process to make the products firm and prevent warping.