Tutsi Ceremonial Dance Shield
Early 20th century
Wood and natural black dye
16 3/4" x 8"  ( 42 cm x 20 cm)

The entire shield was painted or dyed in black, then a thin layer of surface was removed to create the design. 

Published: Arts of Rwanda & Burundi by Alain Guisson and Bart  Suys; Tribal number 35 Summer 2004