About this object

History of use

Possibly an old Masai shield, called "elongo".

Physical description

Shield with overall convex oval shape made from dark brown skin sewn with strips of skin to a bent wooden frame. There is a length of wood attached at the reverse that is bent at the centre to form a handle and secured with skin straps. There is a circular piece of skin with a toothed edge between the handle and the top skin surface.