Carved Wood Zulu Shield from South Africa
Carved Wood Zulu Shield from South Africa

Carved Wood Zulu Shield from South Africa

Traditional South African Zulu shield. These shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by tribesman in battle for hundred of years. As the modern world has evolved so to has the Zulu tribesman. These pieces are no longer used in battle but instead used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings and telling historic ancestry stories. The carved wood designs painted in bold black and white patterns continue to have a striking modern form displayed alone or in groupings

MAKER 
Zulu Tribe
DIMENSIONS 
45"h x 10.5"w
ORIGIN 
South Africa
PERIOD 
1950's
CONDITION 
Good

 

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