Old Masai (Maasai) Shield – ELONGO – Kenya

Early to mid 20th century. Buffalo hide, pigment, goat sinew, wood handle and frame. Cm. 88,0 high x cm 47,5 width (34.65" x 18,70"). Excellent general conditions. The Masai were known for their bravery and being superior warriors. A headdress, spear and shield are essential art forms carried and worn by a...

Old Datooga-Taturu Shield – Tanzania

First half 20th century. Cm. 40,5 high x cm. 46,0 width (15.94″ x 18.11″); grams 636,0 (22.43 oz). The Datoonga shields are made of very thick pachyderm leather giving this characteristic colour. Constructed in typical oval form along a robust, vertical wooden strut. The leather of the shield is integrated into...