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  • 812 S. Bayside Drive Tampa, Florida 33609

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DIRA has carefully selected unique, beautifully designed, handcrafted products created by highly skilled artists in South Africa. Our mission is to reveal the beautiful works of this resourceful, conservation-oriented design culture to the global market.

African Shield - Large

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20" wide x 10" deep x 20" high

These handsome shields are made from Kola wood which is indigenous to the Cameroonians who make them. The shields are hand carved reproductions of traditional Bamileki shields. They are carved from a single piece of wood and the patterns are dyed with a white dye made from chaulk. 

Kindly note the shields are mounted on a flat black metal base with a black metal rod. No longer available on the acrylic base as pictured. 

Sizes are approximate due to the hand made nature of the shields.

  • handcrafted in Cameroon, Africa
  • made of Kola wood
  • mounted with black rod on square acrylic base
  • sizes are approximate due to handmade nature
  • patterns vary slightly from shield to shield