This is fabulous woven African shield dates to the late 19th century / early 20th century.
It is made of wood and covered all over with fine woven cane - which forms a subtle decorative pattern.
The shield is trimmed around the edges with animal skin and fur (probably goat skin).
In the center is a raised wooden cone or nipple.
The handle is on the reverse and is made of woven cane - it is secure and firmly attached to the shield.
Generally, a beautiful example and in excellent damage free condition.
The shields are typical to the Ganda people of the Lake Victoria region, Buganda Kingdom, Central Region, Uganda
Dimensions: length is 20 1/2 inches (52 cm) and the width at the widest point is 9 1/4 inches (23 cm)
These antique shields are now hard to source and my asking price for this fine example is certainly a fair one.
Please see my other large Kenyan shield which is also for sale in my Iconic Edinburgh online store -
Lots more photographs available on request.
Postage quoted in the UK is for Special Next Day Delivery with the Royal Mail.
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