The shield was used for the protection of arrows, spears, swords, mace and wind blows in wars before the use of firearms. Old Turkish shields were round, rectangular, umbilical or fluffy, and they took various names according to the material they were made of. Those who were iron were called pilgrims, those who had leather on the reed were called leather or matrak, and round shields from steel were called yeleb, the fluffy ones of this genus were called domed. Shield manufacture and decoration work on it had a great importance in Turkish handicrafts.
The motifs on the Fetih Mini Kalkan are inspired by a shield from the Ottoman 16th-17th century, with a workmanship in the style of palace jewelry, a unique example of Turkish art. The work is on display at the Hermitage Museum, Russia today.
All of the relief patterns on the Fetih Mini Shield are decorated with handcrafting using 24-carat gold, leaf and aged paints.
Diameter: 14.3 cm
Height: 16 cm
It is 100% handmade.
Product Origin: Turkey