Ruguru Shield Tanzania (SHI 024)

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A unusually old Tanzania shield made of hard buffalo leather. C  The leather of the shield is integrated into this wood construction and stretched by means of leather strips. The large vertical strut also serves as the grip of the shield, featuring a leather hand guard.The front of the external side outside shows noticeable remains of the  red,  and white paintwork that is typical of Tanzania shields. Overall an interesting object with impressive age and usage

Material:Buffalo hide and paint

Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs



Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 0.5 × 58 × 64 cm
Item Origin

D.R. Congo


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