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Qing military rattan shield production

Translation of a page from Qing regulations that describes the production of the Qing military rattan shield.
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Chinese tiger shield

A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
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Large Aceh peurise

A very fine and exceptionally large example fo the Aceh rattan shield.
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Early Indian shield

Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Signed Chinese rattan shield

Signed Chinese rattan shield

This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
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Ottoman Kurdish kalkan

A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
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An unusual ḍhāl

A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
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Ḍhāl (ढाल)

Hindi word for shield.
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Téngpái (藤牌)

The Chinese rattan shield
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Chinese téngpái

The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Sen Sheng

Sēn shèng (森盛)

A Chinese rattan shield maker from Shanghai.
Vietnamese shield

Khiên (盾)

The Vietnamese word for a circular shield of rattan, much like the téngpái (藤牌) of China.
Indian dhal shield by Bhagvan Khoosal

Indian signed dhal from Gujarat

An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
Vietnamese rattan shield

Vietnamese rattan shield

Called khiên in Vietnamese.

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Making a Chinese rattan shield

Ever since I acquired an antique Chinese tengpai (籐牌) or "rattan shield" I had been want