Shield / Alkwerte
Shield / Alkwerte

Shield / Alkwerte

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Shields were made by men and used in ceremonies, dances and occasionally in defensive combat. The narrowest shields were usually used in hand-to-hand combat while large, broad shields protected the bearer against spears and boomerangs. Shields were sometimes painted or carved with clan designs and colours.

Shields are between 40cm and 80cm in length

These are individually hand crafted pieces, made from locally sourced timbers. Images are representative and may vary from items purchased. If you have a specific request we will endeavour to fulfil it.