Africa | Tutsi Ceremonial Dance Shield  Rwanda | Early 20th century | Wood and natural black dye  ~ The entire shield was painted or dyed in black, then a thin layer of surface was removed to create the design.

Africa | Tutsi Ceremonial Dance Shield Rwanda | Early 20th century | Wood and natural black dye ~ The entire shield was painted or dyed in black, then a thin layer of surface was removed to create the design.

Africa |  Ethiopian Abyssinian Ceremonial Shield |(Gashan) | 19th - 20th century | Leather, wood, velvet, metal, pearls  | The carrying of weapons was the pride of every self-respecting Amhara.

Antique Ethiopian Abyssinian Ceremonial Shield 'Gashan,' 19th Century

Ethiopian Abyssinian Ceremonial Shield (Gashan) - - century Leather, wood, velvet, metal, pearls The carrying of weapons was the pride of every self-respecting Amhara.

Africa |  Calabash/Gourd from the Wassiba/Haya people of the Kiziba region of Tanzania |

Basketry cover for a Calabash/Gourd from the Wassiba/Haya people of the Kiziba region of Tanzania, ca. late to early century // © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Fowler Museum at UCLA - Fowler in Focus: African Basketry Arts, Thinking Outside the Basket; Shield  rattan and wood; Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fowler Museum at UCLA - Fowler in Focus: African Basketry Arts, Thinking Outside the Basket; Shield rattan and wood; Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa | Shield from the Mangbetu people of DR Congo | Woven plant fibers with natural pigments

Shield, MANGBETU people, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Woven plant fibers with natural pigments

Massai shield, Kenya — 700 Euro Karlsson & Wickman

Massai shield, Kenya. 500 €

Massai shield, Kenya — 700 Euro Karlsson & Wickman

Maasai Shield, Kenya

Maasai Shield, Kenya Buffalo hide, pigments, fiber height 44 READ the background notes

Pinterest
Search