Toposa Shield
Sudan/Kenya
Hide and Wood
Early 20th Century
15" x 8.5"

When I hold a piece such as this, I can't help but think about the person who worked the hide and bent the wood to create such a strong shield. A century after it was stitched together, the fastenings are still tight and sturdy. There is a secondary leather grip and hand guard at the handle. Even with it's small size, there is no doubt that this shield served it's owner well, for many years.

$850

 

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Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Shield, Turkana