Vintage wood handcarved Long Zulu South African shields in excellent condition. Dark wood with white pattern detailing and surfboard shape. There is a sturdy carved handle on the back side of each shield. Each shield has been carved entirely from one piece of wood. No major imperfections. Measures 45” tall x 12.5” across. Please select your preferred design from the list of two above.
About: Traditional South African Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by tribespeople in battle for hundred of years.These shields are no longer used in battle but instead used for traditional Zulu ceremonies, such as weddings in telling historic ancestry stories. These carved wood designs painted in bold black and white patterns continue to have a striking modern form displayed in groupings. Each may vary slightly due to unique hand carvings.
Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).