A Peurise Awe, circa 1875.
|Place of origin||Aceh, Indonesia|
|Used by||Alas people, Acehnese people, Gayo people|
|Wars||Aceh War (1873–1914)|
The Peurise Awe is a peurise (shield) of plaited rattan strips (glong). It may be covered with red or black cotton. The diameter of this shield is approximately 35 to 45 centimeters. The outer part of the shield is strengthened with brass rivets, and inside there is a rope that is used as a handle. The outer part of the shield is decorated with six circular inserts (bushings) that are made of brass, and one brass star in the middle. The brass decorations are usually in the shape of a hexagram, similar to the Star of David. These hexagonal stars represent 'stars of security'.
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