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Beaded Shield (Red) - Cameroon

Beaded Shield - Red 

Beaded shield on Baobab wood with cowrie shells

* Black Table Mounting Stand Included.

* Wall hanging accessory attached

NB *** SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY 
NB:  Should these not be in stock please give us at least 5 - 7 days to bring
these items in.

Dimensions: 

     30cm - 35cm (MED)

     50cm - 58cm (LRG)

Colour:  Red

Historically used as a defensive weapon in wartime and displayed as a decorative symbol of status and wealth by the Tikar tribe in Cameroon. Maticulously crafted, carved from one solid piece of Baobab wood, a sacred wood used for medicinal and ritual purposes for centuries, this large shield boasts hundreds of hand-placed beads on manila string in a circular pattern around a dimensional cluster of natural cowrie shells in the center. The edge is framed in a row of cowrie shells, as well, creating a bold silhouette.  The decorative dimensional cluster of natural cowrie shells in the center. The edge is framed in a row of cowrie shells, as well, creating a bold silhouette. This decorative shield is one-of-a-kind, collaboratively crafted by a large group of tribes people to make each piece truly unique and communal.

 

 

 



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