Cowrie Shell Cameroon Shield on Stand | Handmade by Tikar Tribe of Cameroon
Enhance your home with our beautiful Cowrie Shell Cameroon Shield. Hand carved from one piece of wood by the Tikar tribe of Cameroon makes each shield unique. These authentic shields are made with cowrie shells from the Atlantic Ocean.
Adorned with cowrie shells, it takes 3 days to make one small shield. It takes a whole week to make the 24". This is definitely a labor of love.
Traditionally, these shields were used as defensive weapons and also as decorative or ritual objects which in Cameroon symbolizes status and wealth.
No matter what your design or color preference is, these artisanal wall pieces are without a doubt conversation points in any space. Comes ready to be hung.
Small shield is 12" W; large shield is 24" W
Small shield height on stand 18" H; Large shield on stand 26