Shield, Masai, Kenya or Tanzania, Africa.
This is a beautiful old shield of the Masai tribesman in Kenya or Tanzania. Made out of dried buffalo hide on a wooden frame with a handle on the back. The front is decorated with strong geographic patterns in red, white and black natural color pigments. The shield is not only for protection but also a way of expressing Masai art and culture.
The shield is in good condition.
Heigth: 85 cm - 33.5 inch. Width: 69 cm - 27.2 inch.
From an old Dutch collection.
Price € 2850,-