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Shield

Object Number:A347
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Rengma
Provenience: India
Themokadima
Section:Asian
Materials:Bear Hide
Bamboo
Height: 151 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Henry Furness 3rd, Hiram M. Hiller, and Alfred Craven Harrison Jr., 1900

Description

Tiguen. Rectangular shield that flares out at the bottom. Front of shield is covered with black fur. Plaited basketry with both wood and bamboo supports along the back and sides. Three horizontal sticks are attached to two sticks down the center. Woven hand grip near the top of the shield made from plaited bamboo basketry and three types of rope. A second hand grip is attached toward the middle of the shield and is made from a loose strip of cloth affixed with two bamboo rings.

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