The African shield was used by various Africans tribes like Zulu tribe, Bamileke tribe, etc. African shields were designed to offer protection during battles and combats. Small, lightweight shields offered greater mobility for close combat, and large, heavier ones provided more protection during ground battles. The patterns and designs on the shield indicated the person’s rank and status on the battlefield, as well as the ethnic group he belonged to.
Shields were also used as accessories in the initiation and dance ceremonies. A variety of materials were used as animal hides, wood, or metal which provided strength and durability.
Buyam Shop provides a hand-carved wood shield from the African shield
Bamelike people in western Cameroon, are decorated with geometric forms. These talented people produce gorgeous art pieces highly coveted for home decor
You can also choose to display it with a stand.
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