Shield of Garo

The trapezoidal shield is cut from a wooden plate, which tapers in the middle. The visible side is provided with an incised, linear pattern, which is highlighted by black pigments.

A narrow strip of animal skin is glued to the upper edge of the shield.

The back is very elaborately designed with rattan wrappings, the bamboo handle is attached externally.

Object Shield
Culture Garo, Meghalaya, India, Bangladesh
Time 19th century
Dimensions Height 62 cm, width 38 cm
Material Wood, rattan, pigments, animal skin
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