Fang shields are used in a variety of cultural contexts, including rites of passage ceremonies, funerals, and dances. They are often carried or worn by dancers during performances, and may be used in symbolic displays of power and authority.
In addition to their cultural significance, Fang shields are also valued as works of art. Many examples of Fang shields can be found in museums and private collections around the world, and they are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of African art.
The shields are decorated in dark red and black fangs (teeth) on a white background. The white clay paint is also used as a tribal face paint giving the appearance of other- worldliness
132CM x 32CM