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Zulu Umbhumbhulosu Shield, 1879

Armed with a cowhide shield and long thrusting spear, Zulu warriors were organised into distinct and permanent groups of men with individual identities and visual symbols, a structure not that different from British regiments.

The more white on the individual warrior's shield, the greater his relative seniority in his unit, called an 'impi'.


Zulu Umbhumbhulosu Shield, 1879 is located at:
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