• AFRICAN SHIELD / MAASAI - MASAI SHIELD / KENYA

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     * AFRICAN SHIELD / MAASAI - MASAI LION HUNTING SHIELD FROM KENYA 

     * THE SHIELD IS DECADES OLD & AUTHENTIC

     *  DIMENIONALLY : LENGTH - 37 1/2 IN.

                                      WIDTH - 28 IN.

                                      WEIGHT - 12 LBS.

    SHIPPING IS CALCULATED BY LOCATION AND MAILING OPTIONS.

    OWN A PIECE OF AFRICAN HISTORY ! 

     SOLD ! 


    MADE FROM OXHIDE, THIS AUTHENTIC MAASAI SHIELD IS DECADES OLD WITH TRADITIONAL DESIGNS KNOWN AS " SIRATA " ...AND THERE HAVE BEEN  NUMEROUS DESIGNS/PATTERNS OVER THE MANY DECADES. 

    THE MAASAI ARE NILITIC AND ARE LOCATED IN SOUTHERN KENYA  & NORTHERN TANZANIA AND ALONG THE GREAT PLAINS OF THE SERENGETI & Mt KILIMANJARO.  THERE ARE PREDOMINATELY 5 CLANS THAT ARE FOUND THRU-OUT THAT REGION. 

    THE PRIMARY COLORS USED IN SHIELD MAKING ARE RED, BLACK, & WHITE.  RED PIGMENT IS DERIVED FROM RED OCHRE CALLED " OSINDI " AND IS MIXED WITH OX BLOOD AND FRUIT TREE SAP.  BLACK PIGMENT IS DERIVED FROM BURNT GOURDS,  AND WHITE PIGMENT IS DERIVED FROM BURNT OX BONES & WATER. IN MORE RECENT TIMES....COMMERCIAL PAINT HAS BEEN USED. 




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