GORGEOUS SUMATRA RATTAN BASKETRY FIGHTING SHIELD

Origin: Indonesia, Likely Sumatra, Aceh people      

Period/Date:  Early 20th century

Materials:  bent wood, rattan

Description:   This handsome round basketry shield is in pristine condition for its age.  It has gorgeous symmetry and meticulous construction with a braided rim.  It features a dual loop pass through arm handle with advanced use patina.  We believe it to be a type of Aceh shield without the commonly attached star medallions, but have not fully confirmed its origin.  A custom display stand (not seen) is included.

Dimensions:   Width 15.75"  (40 cm), Depth/ thickness 2.75"  (6.5 cm)

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