Cameroon Beaded Shield - L - 55cm black n white


Historically used as a defensive weapon in wartime and displayed as a decorative symbol of status and wealth by the Tikar tribe in Cameroon. Meticulously 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. These decorative shields are one-of-a-kind, collaboratively crafted by a large group of tribespeople to make each piece truely unique and
communal.

Features a very detailed cowrie shell and glass bead intricate pattern.

Size:-  55cm Diameter

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