An Ashanti Goldweight of A Framework Shield 19thC

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An Ashanti Goldweight of A Framework Shield 19thC

An Ashanti Goldweight of A Framework Shield

Finely cast a the wicker frame of a shield

Ashanti 18/19thC

Length; 5.0 cm

The weaving of the basketry frame of a shield was women’s craft

The best known proverb associated with shields and the bare wicker frame is

“Though the head of the family may die, the family endures”

“African Goldweights” Tom Philips