Luo shields were made from patches of cow hide with skin strips and thongs sealed with honey, blood and wax. They had a wooden rim and handle. They were used in fighting and in ceremonies like TERO BURU, which is performed after the burial of an elder.


  • Title: Luo Shield
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1600/1970
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Cow Hide Shield
  • Rights: Kenya National Archives

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