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