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Shield Australia The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Aboriginal artists formerly devoted much of their energies to the creation and adornment of weapons, such as shields, boomerangs, spear throwers, and clubs. Many served equally in warfare and in hunting game such as kangaroos or emus. Shields, however, were used almost exclusively in combat, although some ceremonial forms served as dance accessories. Fighting shields occur in two basic types, each designed for a specific purpose. The first ...

Shield Australia The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Aboriginal artists formerly devoted much of their energies to the creation and adornment of weapons, such as shields, boomerangs, spear throwers, and.

Traditional South African Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have been used by tribesman in battle for hundred of years. As the modern world has evolved so to has the Zulu tribesman. These shields are no longer used in battle but instead used for traditional Zulu ceremonies such as weddings in telling historic ancestry stories. These carved wood designs painted in bold black and white patterns continue to have a striking modern form  displayed in groupings.

Traditional South African Zulu shields date back to King Shaka Zulu and have…

African inspired clay masks made by 7th & 8th grade - I really like that she has the kids come up with a ceremony or purpose for their mask to make it meaningful.

African inspired clay masks made by grade - I really like that she has the kids come up with a ceremony or purpose for their mask to make it meaningful.

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Texture Imprint Masks - could look at Picasso and Tribal masks as inspiration

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