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Wicker shield, Guadalcanal or New Georgia, Solomon Islands. This type of shield was found in New Georgia, Guadalcanal and Santa Isabel. The shield is made of a wooden frame and then interlaced with wicker. The shield is very light and can deflect spears and arrows. On the bottom is a pattern which resembles a frigate bird. The shields are also used in barter and exchange. Old Dutch collection. Galerie Lemaire-solomonshield,web

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