Zulu amaShoba

  • Historical Clothing
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Zulu Warriors wore a form of “uniform”. Designed to reflect their “skill in battle”, the more “bedecked” a Warrior was, the more experienced he was. Although this was modified in time to a “lighter” appearance, the basic “look” would remain unchanged during The Zulu Nation's military endeavors. The amaShoba were traditional Greave-like apparel that were worn just below the knees of the Warrior. Made from various animal furs and hairs, the thicker the amaShoba – the more imposing the Warrior was supposed to appear. A smaller amaShoba was also worn on the upper arms as well.