Cowrie Shell Shield on Stand | Made by Tikar Tribe of Cameroon
Enhance your home with our beautiful Cowrie Shell 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.
Large Shield 24" W on stand
Small Shield 12" W on stand