A Very Old Bardi Shield circa 1900 , Dampier Peninsula, North Western Australia.
From the Bardi people of Western Australia, a concave wooden shield , featuring beautifully carved chevron designs on the front and linear design on the reverse, red and white pigments carved with kangaroo tooth or the claw of a possum. Although there is some damage this is a charming example with a beautiful carved handle and a lovely patina. Ex Marc Pinto Ex Belgian Collection H68.5 cm W13.5cm
Price on request.