Inspired by the African Antelope, this sophisticated and functional range of tableware features a highly polished resin horn as the handle. The ebony horn contrasts beautifully with the delicate metallic gleam of pewter detailing and stainless steel inserts.
The whole range was originally made with genuine horns. With the scarcity of supply of certain sizes of Springbok horns however, most of the range is now manufactured with a resin cast that renders the same effect as original horns.
Only four items are still manufactured with genuine horns. All pieces have been treated with a solution in accordance with standard veterinary practice.
The Impondo Zulu range ensures that the beauty of this emblematic animal lives on and spreads the spirit of Africa for decades to come.
Some information on the Springbok:
The Springbok is a small antelope species peculiar to Southern Africa where vast herds roam the harsh African plains. The Springbok is a prolific breeder and each year the wildlife authorities carefully calculate how many antelope can be sustained within a specific area. These controls are essential to maintaining the survival of the species and from over-grazing the land which is dependant upon seasonal rains for sufficient food sources.
From the beginning of time in Africa the Springbok has been used as a food source and for basic clothing.
Today the meat is a delicacy and is exported around the globe. The skins are now used in many forms within the game curio, tourist and soft furnishing industries. Only the horns are considered a waste product and so the Impondo Zulu range ensures that the beauty of this natural resource is enjoyed for decades to come.