Medium:Wood and Animal Hide
A round wooden shield with a point at its center.
Shields such as this one were used by tribes who lived in Ethiopia as a means of defense up until approximately the time of World War II. The English referred to the soldiers who carried them as "Fuzzy Wuzzies" because of their elaborate teased hairstyles. Most shields use the hides of the area's mammals, such as Elephant (ear), Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, or Water Buffalo, and some were even decorated with tassels of Lion's Main hair.