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African Leather Warrior Shield from Ethiopia

African Leather Warrior Shield from Ethiopia

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1950: Item # 844939

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Very dramatic deeply concave oval shaped African shield from Ethiopia. The animal hide is scraped free of hair and then placed over a shaped board with protrusions which will allow for greater protection in warding off blows. The edge is tightly rolled and there are added tool marks for heightened decoration. The handle is tied and knotted into place at a slight angle to allow for a more comfortable hold.

Shield is 21 inches at the widest point and about 6 inches deep. It is in good condition with a few tears at the rolled edge.