Aboriginal Bardi Shield
Old Indigenous Australian Aboriginal Bardi Shield from Western Australia
Object type: Aboriginal Shield
Locality: Kimberley Western Australia
Length: 61 cm
This shield was collected by an American traveler in 1947 along with some woomeras that were still wrapped in a 1947 newspaper. It ihas signs of being used as a fire tool and has a good curve
Bardi Shields are far less common than Wunda shields and this is a good small example made for indigenous use.