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Bamun Shields | Cameroon

£850

DESCRIPTION
These striking shields are hand carved from wood and painted with distinctive patterns by the Bamun people of Cameroon. Cameroon shields traditionally bear intricate geometric patterns designs to cause confusion and dizziness in enemies.
 
Shields are widely used throughout Africa forming an indispensable part of dances and ceremonies, playing an important role in the initiation rites where the unique design of a shield represents a boy’s insignia.

Sold as a set of three shields.
 
HOW TO STYLE
Style as fixed wall art for a striking feature or lean the shields against a wall.
 
DIMENSIONS
Height 1280cm - 1300cm
Width 300cm - 320cm

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