The Shield measures 25 from one side to the other. Circa Pre 1900's It is rawhide on a wooden stick and connected with hide.
This is truly an early piece of art as the Bird Effigy shows very nice. It can still be seen very well and the original bird feet and feather drops are still attached. The leather straps are still very much connected also.This Shield is very well made and has been maintained well over the years. It has a great deal of wear and tear but no major damage. I have taken many detailed pictures of the item. We have come into hard times and must find this Shield a new home. It will make someone very proud. Once you unbox this item it won't leave your sight. Don't be afraid to send an offer. The item "Antique Pre 1900's Native American Sioux Indian Bird Effigy Painted Hide Shield" is in sale since Thursday, April 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "outlawcityinc" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped worldwide.