Shields represent protection. The images bring in other energies — the Spiral Hand is symbolic of the flow, energy and healing that we carry with us. This symbol is sometimes called the Shaman’s Hand.
While the photo is representative, each shield is handmade and hand painted, and different. The metal hoop is 6" in diameter and covered with deer leather lacing. The shield itself is rawhide, generally deer or horse, and is decorated with assorted beads and feathers.
A kit for making your own shield is available here.