Cameroon Beaded Shield - White - Large 50cm

£250.00
Tax included.

Historically used as a defensive weapon and displayed as a decorative symbol of status and wealth by the Tikar tribe in Cameroon. Beautifully crafted, this large shield boasts hundreds of hand-placed beads on manila string a cowrie shell design running down the centre of the basket. 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 centre. The edge is framed in a row of cowrie shells, as well, creating a bold silhouette.  This decorative shield is one-of-a-kind,  truly unique.

This shield comes with a stand.

These are very heavy

Diameter: 50cm

Height: 77cm (on stand)