Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shield Designs

It is the custom in Teleleli and surrounding areas to decorate shields with images of leering faces.

It is said by some that this is the remnant of an ancient custom, which may still be practiced in its original form other lands, of stretching the actual faces of one's defeated enemies across a shield.

Others claim that it is an imitation of the sorcery of the Great Race, who were able to trap demons within their shields.

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