Rare Rattan Shield of the Ache, Sumatara - 7211

The Ache people of Central Sumatra are carrying this round hand shield (or Buckler) which is also locally known as .Peurise Awe. It is 13 ? inches in diameter, made of spiral cane densely braided with Rattan fibers. It is decorated with engraved and pierced six pointed brass stars, 6 around and a big central one. This is an authentic, very early 20 C. piece in excellent condition.