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There are two shields which come from t

new britain shields

This image is from the 1966 Spring edition of 'Expedition' magazine

the article is called Imlohe and the mysteries of the Passismanua, Southwest New Guinea by Jane C. Goodale. The caption in the top right reads 'A group of visitors at a dance. Although recently pacified, no man would attend a ceremonial dance at a neighbouring village unarmed - without his spear and carved wooden shield'.

 

 

Below is a link to a paper written by a student of Anthropology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

http://anthropology.uwaterloo.ca/WNB/shields.htm

Shields of West New Britain

 

 
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