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thinreadline 21st August 2017 09:52 AM

Bakongo shield ?
 
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Was given a couple of items this week including this clearly very old shield , by someone who knows this is my interest . I think it is a Bakongo shield but would be keen to hear from more knowledgeable members on this matter. It is 75 x 40 cm and the 'stick' is 85 cm long . The hide is extremely thick at over 1 cm , but is made of a double layer .

colin henshaw 21st August 2017 01:14 PM

Hi there.

Nice shield, this type was used by Nilotic peoples of Northern Kenya, Uganda and Southern Sudan. Such as - Karamajong, Turkana, Didinga etc.

Regards.

thinreadline 21st August 2017 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by colin henshaw
Hi there.

Nice shield, this type was used by Nilotic peoples of Northern Kenya, Uganda and Southern Sudan. Such as - Karamajong, Turkana, Didinga etc.

Regards.


Ah excellent this I am doubly happy to keep it ! shall inform I will inform my benefactor of the correct identification , thanks very much Colin


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