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Turkana Shield - Kenya

Price: $595.00





Traditionally, the Turkana used long & narrow rectangular shields made from animal hide. The leather shields were replaced with lighter metal shields that offered better protection in combat. The Kenyan game and hunting authorities have introduced strict fines and imprisonment for the illegal killing of animals. This, along with the ban on inter-clan warfare, has virtually stopped the making of these leather and metal shields in the area - making this shield very collectible.
The shield measures 34" tall including the stand and 33" without. The width is 14"

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