RARE OTTOMAN ISLAMIC 18TH-19TH CENTURY KALKAN IRON, CANE & WEAVE WAR SHIELD 1800. This is the real deal - a sturdy construction in the original style used by the Ottoman and Mughal warriors as early as in the 15th century. The cane is covered with woven wool or other fiber - domed form reinforced with thick steel / iron bars and protruding rivets - the rim, all around and underneath the iron is bound with leather. These small-sized shields were used to divert sword and spear attacks, as well as for punching, using the conic form and heavy construction. Very good condition for the age - please inspect all detailed pictures.
It measures 27.5 cm in diameter x 7.5 cm tall. Please view our other auctions for new fine antiques offered every week. We are based in Paris France and deal mostly in Oriental art from China, Japan and India, we also deal in Islamic art and edged weapons, archaeology and other fine antiques from Europe and around the world. You have entered a binding contract under the terms of this listing.The item "RARE OTTOMAN ISLAMIC 18TH-19TH CENTURY KALKAN IRON, CANE & WEAVE WAR SHIELD 1800" is in sale since Monday, March 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "kikot" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.