Making of a shield

This shield were made for the monastery in Morromondo by Martin, Stefan and Fredrik.

First there was the mighty jig.

Aligning the wood parts and making sure they fit well.

Fixating the glued wood.

Cutting out the right shape

Smoothing out the surface and also making it thinner to the sides.

Gluing the linen cloth to the shield with Gesso.

Cutting and forming the leather pieces.

On the snout there is a double  layer.

The finished leather relief.

Binding the shield together whit gesso dyed with iron oxide.

Applying silver leafs.

Making a padding for the arm with horse hair and wool cloth.

A final layer of black coutures made from gesso and charcoal.