This shield shows no signs of age or use and was made by the Maasai to be sold. It is also smaller than an authentic Maasai shield would be.
Photographs © Hamill Gallery
20.25" high x 13.75" wide x 3" deep
This shield is made of cattle hide (the Maasai are herdsmen), stretched on a bent wood frame, then shaved and/or painted into unique patterns. It has lost much of the brown hair that formed part of the pattern. It has been wired to hang on a wall.
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