Warrior's Shield 31133
Sumba
Wood, leather hide
19th/early 20th Century
27 in/ 69 cm 

These shields had to be tough in order to resist swords and spears, not only during ritualized warfare on horse back called Pasola but also during very real battles taking place between villages in dispute.

$3500

 

Thomas Murray
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Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumba
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumba
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumba
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumba