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Zulu warrior Isandhlwana.

Discussion in '"Today in History", Literature & Media Review' started by JonH, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. JonH Active Member

    Hello everyone.
    Got this fantastic pair from Mitches.
    The Zulu is wearing an animal skin over his shoulders and chest.Does anyone know what this was from?
    Leopard skin would be rather nice to paint but my info. says leopard skin would only be worn by senior officers.Is this correct?
    Thanks for any help.
    Jon.
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  2. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jon,
    You are correct, leopard skin was only worn by the royal family - generals or chiefs, the amount of leopard skin they could wear was dependant on their status.
    cheers
    Richie
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  3. JonH Active Member

    Thanks Richie.
    I'll go for antelope skin then unless you've got any other suggestions.
    Jon.
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Jon

    This is a great looking action packed piece , no doubt you will have a Osprey book , that might help you as well as our veritable Richie ...a walking fountain of knowledge on this period .

    Look forward to seeing this progress

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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