Old Telefomin Shield from Papua New Guinea for sale.
Object Type: War shield
Locality: Telefomin Papua New Guinea
Height: 162 cm
Description: This is a classic example of a Telefomin shield and displays very well as it is flat. The deeply incised designs, square piercings and adzed back all indicate it was made in the 1960s. These shields were not worn but were held by one person while 2 archers used it as a portable barrier. The cane handle was used for carryin the shields long distances.