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Postcard # 9: Dance Shield

Large shield used in dances from Papua New Guinea. The design shows two snakes surrounded by rounded dovetail forms.

Cathy

Cathy wove and mounted a piece inspired by the dance shield.

Judith

Judith created her own dance shield from a banana leaf plate.

In this video Judith explains how the shield reminded her of her childhood in East Africa. She also talks about her clay figure based on Postcard Number 11.