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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By asomotif
Thank you for sharing. Interesting area....

Thank you for sharing.

Interesting area. complete new to me. I always stuck in Indonesia ocassionally Africa.

It makes an impressive display due to the lentgth and the rather large number of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th November 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By asomotif
Hello Thor, Thank you for the feedback and...

Hello Thor,

Thank you for the feedback and encouragement.
I hope to get some feedback from UK side or from stamp collectors :confused: ;)

A similar statue is depicted on a british stamp from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th November 2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By asomotif
ASO / DRAGON DOG CARVINGS

I have found a little brother of my avatar.

Are there forumites who have some info about the age of this model / type of carving ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By asomotif
Good pictures btw.

Good pictures btw.
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,977
Posted By asomotif
bump

[QUOTE=asomotif]The Salampasu is still hanging around. But really no longer fitting in the collection. USD 225 incl Wwide shipping
Forum: Swap Forum 8th November 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By asomotif
bump

bump.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th November 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By asomotif
Hello Scott, Nice old bali keris. (sorry for not...

Hello Scott,

Nice old bali keris. (sorry for not being original in my opinion ;) )
Your father made a good choice in 1974.

Can you make a picture of the other side (front side) of the scabbard...
Forum: Swap Forum 26th October 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By asomotif
bump

bump !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By asomotif
Thanks Detlef, I am not unhappy myself with the...

Thanks Detlef,
I am not unhappy myself with the collection.
Today I have made some additional pictures of both my horn and ivory examples.
Most fortunately I was also able to get hold of the example...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By asomotif
Here are 2 pages from Hands of time / Crafts of...

Here are 2 pages from Hands of time / Crafts of Aceh showing several motifs used in textile / silk weavings from Aceh.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st October 2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By asomotif
Hello Barry, I don't think it is a skull but...

Hello Barry,

I don't think it is a skull but more a floral motif. Lik on the ivory hilts I posted some time ago.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By asomotif
HULU PUNTUNG WITH CARVED DECORATIONS

Would like to share a new addition to the collection.

A rencong with a carved decorated hulu puntung. it is the left one on the pictures.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Swap Forum 29th September 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By asomotif
ps. sold, sealed, delivered...

ps. sold, sealed, delivered...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th September 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By asomotif
HORNBILL AND DRAGON 1ST PRINT / FINE CONDITION

HORNBILL AND DRAGON. / 1ST PRINT

HARD TO GET BOOK IN THIS CONDITION.

USD 375 SHIPPED WORLDWIDE

Description: Elf Aquitaine, Indonesia, 1989. Hardcover.
Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By asomotif
Hello Marcus, It is a ceremonial knife / wedung...

Hello Marcus,

It is a ceremonial knife / wedung from Bali.

Here is a thread showing several examples.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16537&highlight=BALI+WEDUNG

It looks like...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, I am not going try to repair it....

Hello Detlef,

I am not going try to repair it.
It is very thin material and if its ruined, the spear will loose all of its charme.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By asomotif
There is no butt spike. The metal winding ends...

There is no butt spike.
The metal winding ends about 65 cms from the bottom.
The bottom is very fragile, I am really happy that this spear was never shortened.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By asomotif
NIAS SPEARLANCE / not a toho

I was lucky to add this rare nias lance to my collection.

length is 240 cms / not heavy, the wooden shaft is very thin.
gracefull I would say

similar examples are in Leiden and Firenze. (3rd...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,836
Posted By asomotif
All cleaned up it is a nice status piece. But...

All cleaned up it is a nice status piece.
But let's compare it with the other one in post #74
The crown of the piece with the akar bahar hilt has a much more elaborate crown. gold with enamel,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,836
Posted By asomotif
Ps. it is now on the market again. cleaned and...

Ps. it is now on the market again. cleaned and looking better than on Wendls website.
Forum: Swap Forum 3rd September 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By asomotif
on hold

on hold
Forum: Swap Forum 27th August 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By asomotif
Ps. comes from a reputable dutch collector. ;)

Ps. comes from a reputable dutch collector. ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By asomotif
Horn.

Horn.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By asomotif
Thank you, The tip about a damp cloth came from...

Thank you,

The tip about a damp cloth came from this thread :
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=11250&highlight=glue+cloth
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By asomotif
Here one picture showing the complete blade.

Here one picture showing the complete blade.
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