REPRODUCING ANCIENT CHINESE WEAPONS.
is very time consuming so they are not cheap.
(Larger or Smaller sizes can be made to order.)
Large woven TengPai Chinese willow shield, slight conical shape possibly an early style late Ming or earlier Qing period.Having arm loops and wooden handle to the reverse.
The Imperial Tigerman Corps, infantry which served to break cavalry charges, was known for its use of tengpai and sword.
Rattan shields went through some change over time in shape and material. The older versions were made with whatever was available: willow, bamboo, rattan or wisteria. Rattan was later considered to be the best material to make these from and when internal trade improved considerably during the Qing Dynasty, all were made from rattan.