MAASAI WARRIOR SHIELD W/ HUNTING TROPHY TALISMANS
Period/Date: Early 20th century
Materials: Cowhide, wood, charcoal, blood and or juice of a Solanum Campylaeanthum fruit (used for red), Spotted Leopard hide, and Monkey(?) Fur.
Description: Here's a classic shield of early vintage. The decoration on these shields conveyed the warriors age, geographic area, lineage, military affinities and bravery. What makes it special is that it retains an old original tuft of Leopard fur in addition to some black hair which we believe to be Monkey. The warrior displayed this trophy to demonstrate his bravery and hunting prowess. Often times the vertical wooden struts on the back side are cracked and broken, but not on this one, the struts and handle are solid.
Dimensions: Height 36" (91.5 cm), Width 27" (68.5 cm)
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