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Clan Shield from Kaningara village

Papua New Guinea

Used to protect the warrior against arrows directed at him during a revenge raid against an opposite tribe
Very decorative in a home
Item 9A32 in our inventory
Very tall and scarce war shield
You are buying the polychrome Arrow Deflector
or Clan Shield from Kaningara village, Papua New Guinea.
Used to protect the warrior against arrows directed at him during a revenge raid against an opposite tribe.
(Seen on 9 of the pictures)
(The rest of the photos either show photos of tribes we take when we are there, and also 2 of them show how good and powerful primitive art looks displayed in a home)
A very scarce and large older panel collected in the field 25 years back.
East Sepik, Papua New Guinea,
50" tall by 8” and curved to protect more efficiently on the sides.
Shipping such tall and often heavy items can run us 100.00's of dollars out of pocket. Please consider it.
Decorated with carved geometric motifs, polychrome designs created with natural pigments.
It was stored in the man's house when not in use and the motifs identify the clan from this village.
it is also considered a spiritual protection during war, hence the motifs often created to scare the opponent and freeze him in his tracks, in this one's case, it has 6 eyes staring at the enemy.
We have other shields including some from the Asmat region available, arrow reflectors and panels as well as story boards, gope boards etc...
Some of the photos are of tribes taken while we are there.
Every Arrow Reflector we have is unique: no twos are the same as each is created by its owner.
All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, let us know.
We have artifacts and architectural accents up to 10 ft tall that we will put on upon request because shipping has to be calculated accordingly with trucking company.
Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic art.