Hausa Metal Shield Nigeria
This Hausa Metal Shield is an authentic African artifact that represents the tradition and history of the Hausa people of Africa. Handcrafted with durable metal, it and adds a unique cultural touch to any collection.
Hausa folklore includes tatsunya‚ stories that usually have a moral. They involve animals, young men and maidens, and heroes and villains. Many include proverbs and riddles.
According to tradition, Bayajidda, the mythical ancestor of the Hausa, migrated from Baghdad in the ninth or tenth century AD. After stopping at the kingdom of Bornu, he fled west and helped the king of Daura slay a dangerous snake. As a reward, he was given the Queen of Daura in marriage. Bayajidda's son, Bawo, founded the city of Biram. He had six sons who became the rulers of other Hausa city-states. Collectively, these are known as the Hausa bakwai (Hausa seven).
Approximate Age: 20th Century
Made In: Nigeria