Kundu. <em>Shield</em>, 19th century. Wood, fiber, 55 1/8 x 9 13/16 in. (140 x 25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1689. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1689_front_PS5.jpg)



Medium: Wood, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 55 1/8 x 9 13/16 in. (140 x 25 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1689

Image: CUR.22.1689_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Technique: basketry. Basketry shield, edge bound with reed wooden handle. Design woven in black and brown. Geometric design woven in, two round front ribs. Top layer: horizontal orientation, lower layer: vertical. Two stabilizing elements running down middle, single piece of reed; ratan? wrapped with narrow fiber stripes. Condition: handle worn, otherwise fair.

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