War Shield, Bagobo People, Mindanao, south Philippines.
Wooden war / dance shield 'Kalasag' with a central round boss on the front face and carrying handle on the back. Decorated with horizontal strips of wood/bamboo bound with red copper, incised with geometric designs in zones with remains of red and black paint, long tufts of hair (likely horse) along the side.
Condition: good condition to age, a nice patina on the handle and the over all shield has good patina from age and use.
Measurements without hair - Height: 88,5 cm - 34.8 inch. Widest point: 30,5 cm - 12 inches.
Provenance: Alex Arthur, Founder Tribal Art Magazine - Brussels, Belgium.