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Ngombe Shield - Mongo people, D.R. Congo

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Price: $1,800.00





Title: Ngombe shield

Material: Natural fiber basketry, wood & pigments

People: Mongo

Country: D.R. Congo

Description: After the surface of a wide and narrow
basketry shield was woven, the shield maker attached
it to a wooden frame. On the backside, a wooden board
was sewn on with rattan strips to serve as a handle.
The shields of great warriors were decorated with
distinct patterns to distinguish between friend and foe.

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