This type of shield was presented to young men who had completed the third stage of thier initiation. It is slighly narrower at the bottom than at the top, with a slight vertical ridge at the top. The handle is a U-shaped loop of thick rattan fastened through four pairs of holes in the board attached to cross pieces. A strap to facility movement is attached. the shield may be designed for defense, rather than offence.

Physical Description

A fighting shield carved from wood. The front of the shield is carved, and the back has a cane handle attached.

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