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Old 22nd October 2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default Another African shield

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For those who like African shields, here is an example I got not so long ago. They are often described as "Masai" shields although they were also used by other tribes in the area of East Africa...

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Old 22nd October 2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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This is very well preserved shield. Did this shields with white/light coloured sectors belong to the groups of young warriors ?
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Old 22nd October 2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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Hi Martin

I havn't heard of such a concept regarding these East African shields...however I have read that regarding Zulu shields from South East Africa, shields which were predominately of white cowhide, were used by more senior warriors/regiments.
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