A rare and striking Ramu River war shield with natural pigment paint. The details are carved in as well as colored with natural pigment and kaolin. The woven rattan basketwork and handle is intact and in very good condition. There are multiple arrow tips stuck into the front surface, and the back has a good dark patina from age and use.
Fine condition with original woven basketry and handle intact.
Field collected by Dr. Bertil Örndahl in the 1960’s, Stockholm, Sweden.