Artist: George Jungarrayi Ryder
Catalogue No.: 13187
Title: Fighting Shield
Fighting Shield The fighting shields are used for protection when in conflict or battle. They are shaped from the wood of a tree. The shapes vary from tribe to tribe, some are smaller and some larger. These shields are also used in ceremony, where boomerangs are deflected when thrown at the participants. (in ‘sorry’business). They are often made from ‘mulga’trees. Sometimes they are carved or painted.