Luo Shield


Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives
Nairobi, Kenya

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

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