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East African Shield

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Item 978
17.00 LBS
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Product Description

The African shield is coveted and paraded as a badge of honor in the same manner as the warriors spear. Used offensively and defensively, the shield plays a vital part in African warfare and culture. The particular design of the shield will convey each tribes unique perception of how this device should function to maximize protection. Hardwood, rattan, metal, hand held, arm held, circular, oblong, rectangular, camouflaged, decorated or bare are all configurations utilized in Africa. During times of peace, days of celebration or as protocol at rites of passage and tribal rituals shields will be paraded as proud communal emblems and as symbols of their tribal might!

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia are a few of the countries within East Africa. The exact country of origin of this shield is not known. 

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Dimensions: 45 inches tall x 11 inches from widest point x 1 1/4 inches deep


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