Hand Carved Wood Cowrie Shell Shield with Beads | Made by Tikar Tribe of Cameroon
Enhance your home with our Hand Carved Wood Cowrie Shell Shield with Beads. The shield features authentic shells and white beads that are hand carved from one piece of wood by the Tikar tribe of Cameroon that makes each shield unique.
Adorned with cowrie shells, it takes 1.5 days to make one small shield. 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
Small Shield 12" W