Section for finely carved primitive shields armors from Asia. 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 heads trophies were displayed in the long houses. They were prized possessions seen as bringing good fortune to the village and prosperous harvests. During the battle, warriors were elaborately decorated including these highly decorated shields armors. These shields armors were used to defend at close range against swords known as Mandau. As well as at longer range the opponents spears and darts shot from blowpipes.

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. Thus, intent was to unnerve and bring misfortune to the opponent while protecting the owner.  The reverse side of shields armors was also decorated with designs. In this case the shield has stylised birds heads.  shields like this were not only used in battle but also in war dance as a symbol of a mans courage.

Apart from this, shields are very beautiful home and wall decoration with tribal culture. Many designers have taken advantage of this cultural artworks. Shields can be used to enhance the empty wall of any hotels, restaurants, eateries, cafes, homes and office.

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

$95.00

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

$300.00 $250.00

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

$260.00

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

$290.00

SH0202 Wood Carving Tribal Armor War Carved Native Shield (Borneo Harvesting Rites Asia Home Deco)

$350.00 $300.00

SH0203 Spectacular borneo Artwork Tribal Shield War Armor (Home Wall Deco Wood Carving Asia)

$400.00 $360.00

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

$450.00 $380.00

SH0204 Anthropomorphic Tribal armor War Shield Ritual Dance Borneo Asia Wall Decor

$450.00 $390.00

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

$490.00 $400.00

SH0205 Authentic Borneo Dayak Tribal War Shield Armor Guard Aged Artifact Asia Home Decor

$650.00 $550.00

SH0207 Hand Painted 1240mm Dayak Shield Ceremonial Terabai Wooden Armor Borneo Wood Carving Painting

$950.00

SH0208 Native Armor 1245mm Tribal Shield Headhunter Dayak Borneo Wood carving Painting Drawing

$950.00

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

$1,900.00 $1,500.00

SH0137 1 PAIR 2 METER MASSIVE NIAS asian SHIELD Hardwood Kayu Jati home deco

$2,900.00 $1,600.00