shield (weapons: accessories)

Shield, from Africa, elongated oval of extremely thick, wrinkled, grey elephant hide mounted on a rough, stout pole which passes through slits cut in the hide along the major axis. The centre is domed out to form a space for the hand to grip the pole. Plant fibre tassels adorn the top of the handle.


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