Here's something a bit different. I do like to mix it up! This is a war shield from the Bontoc Tribe of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. They were headhunters. They would carry an axe or a spear with this shield. The shield was made for tribal use and shows the right kind of wear to be just that - not a tourist piece by any means. It is about 34 1/2" long and about 12" wide. It has a central ridge on the front and a concave back with a carved grip. It is made of hardwood with rattan or woven cane bands. Two carved curved bands decorate the front of the shield as well.
The condition is good - the wear is part of its history and from a lot of use. Some of the rattan bands are worn or missing. But again it was used in combat so it's not surprising. The surface has a nice patina of age throughout. It is from around 1900.
It's a very nice genuine ethnographic piece for a collector or as an unusual decoration. And if you're just tired of the same old same old in your man cave, here's something quite different!
29 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
This exciting store is an eclectic "Curiosity Shop" for the Lover of wonderful old things.
Lots of variety and a wide range of prices is what we offer. I think it's more fun that way!