Online gallery for finely carved primitive shields armors from Asia. Very beautiful home and wall decoration with tribal culture.

Head hunting and warfare played a central role in life and art of the Kenyah/Kayan people of Kalimantan , as well as other ethnic groups in  Borneo.   Success in war and taking heads was key to a young man’s status in the community.   The taken heads were displayed in the long houses and were prized possessions seen as bringing good fortune to the village and prosperous harvests.   In battle the warriors were elaborately decorated including these highly decorated shields.   These shields armors were used to defend at close range against swords known as Mandau and at longer range the opponents spears and darts shot from blowpipes, shields armors

The shields armors offered both physical and spiritual or psychological defense to the bearer.  The monster like faces on the front with protruding teeth  were a depiction of a supernatural creature whose intent was to unnerve and bring misfortune to the opponent while protecting the owner.  On the better shields the reverse side was also decorated with designs.In this case the shield has stylised birds heads.  shields armors like this were not only used in battle but also in war dance as a stately symbol of a mans courage.

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tribal wall deco 800-1260mm three sizes ceremonial war shield wood carving

SH0201 TRIBAL WALL DECO 800-1260mm Three Sizes Ceremonial War Shield Wood Carving

$490.00
WAR SHIELD BORNEO 1280mm Mega Size Armor Guard Wood Carving Wall Deco Office Home Bar

SH0200 WAR SHIELD BORNEO 1280mm Mega Size Armor Guard Wood Carving Wall Deco Office Home Bar

$450.00
GORGEOUS PAIR 970mm Tribal Shield Of Borneo Armor Guard Wood Carving Wall Deco Office Home

SH0199 GORGEOUS PAIR 970mm Tribal Shield Of Borneo Armor Guard Wood Carving Wall Deco Office Home

$300.00
TRIBAL PANEL 3-Dimensional Dayak Shield Anthropomorphic Figure Statue Wood Carving Wall Deco

SH0198 TRIBAL PANEL 3-Dimensional Dayak Shield Anthropomorphic Figure Statue Wood Carving Wall Deco

$95.00
TRIBAL PAINTING x 2 OLD WALL PANEL Shield Figure Statue Sculpture Dayak Dyak Native Asia

SH0197 TRIBAL PAINTING x 2 OLD WALL PANEL Shield Figure Statue Sculpture Dayak Dyak Native Asia

$160.00
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MEGA SIZE 1750mm TALL Warrior Tribal Shield Armor Sculpture Statue Wall Home Hotel Deco

SH0196 MEGA SIZE 1750mm TALL Warrior Tribal Shield Armor Sculpture Statue Wall Home Hotel Deco

$1,900.00 $1,500.00
TWO TRIBAL (Height: 310mm) SHIELD Native Head hunter Tribe Dayak Borneo ARMOR ART

SH0195 TWO TRIBAL (Height: 310mm) SHIELD Native Head hunter Tribe Dayak Borneo ARMOR ART

$290.00
ONE PAIR Carved Wooden Shield Tribal Native Head hunter Tribe Borneo Dayak ARMOR

SH0194 ONE PAIR Carved Wooden Shield Tribal Native Head hunter Tribe Borneo Dayak ARMOR

$260.00
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ONE PAIR ~2 METER~ MASSIVE NIAS SHIELD Hardwood Kayu Jati ARMOR PROTECTION CRAFT

SH0137 ONE PAIR ~2 METER~ MASSIVE NIAS SHIELD Hardwood Kayu Jati ARMOR PROTECTION CRAFT

$2,900.00 $1,600.00