LONG BEADED SHIELD WITH COWRIE SHELLS - CAMEROON
Origin: CAMEROON
Materials: Wood, Glass Beads and Cowrie Shells
Description:

In Cameroon, wooden shields were used as defensive weapons in the past. More recently, hand-beaded and decorated shields such as these have become ornmental pieces, used in ritual ceremonies for their symbolism. Our collection of shields are crafted by artisans in Cameroon, carved from indigenous hardwood and decorated with thousands of glass beads and cowrie shells.

Description:

In Cameroon, wooden shields were used as defensive weapons in the past. More recently, hand-beaded and decorated shields such as these have become ornmental pieces, used in ritual ceremonies for their symbolism. Our collection of shields are crafted by artisans in Cameroon, carved from indigenous hardwood and decorated with thousands of glass beads and cowrie shells.

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