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Large Asmat Fighting Shield

Karen Grannell

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Large Asmat Fighting Shield

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Country of Origin:
mangrove wood
15" L x 2" W x 57" H

Why We Love This

The Asmats inhabit the south coast of the island of New Guinea. Fighting shields, or jamasj,are protection from both the physical and spiritual powers of the enemy. The wood is fire-hardened.The white color comes from burned and powdered mussel shells on the coast or, farther inland, from kaolin clays. The black is crushed charcoal. Red is the color of beauty and power.
As described by Karen Grannell
White Glove Delivery
Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email from us with tracking information about your item.
Shortly before the arrival date, our delivery service will contact you to schedule a delivery appointment.
Our delivery service will bring the item to your home, perform light assembly, and dispose of any trash.
1 $200
2 $250
3+ $350

About Karen Grannell

Karen and Ed Grannell turned their lifelong passions for world travel, orchids and primitive tribal art into one of the most discriminating and imaginative horticultural design businesses in the New York area. Over the past 35 years, Karen’s magnificent, world-renowned orchid arrangements have been featured and praised in multiple magazines, as has the distinctive style she incorporates into home and garden design.