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Old 21st April 2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Hi Martin,

I'm afraid I can't confirm exactly what tribe the large shield is from - but only point out that this basic design was used by most tribes in the area including the Jukun and as the construction methods are so similar across these pieces I'm not sure if it's possible to say exactly from which tribe - but I hope I'm wrong and someone with more knowledge can say something about it. I have some old photos showing shields from Bauchi state but that is not exactly the same area or so much help I think.

What type of leather is the shield? I had read these are often buffalo or elephant, but the elephant shields I have seen have a more bumpy surface pattern.


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