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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th January 2018, 11:33 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
With this sort of artefact, I would usually...

With this sort of artefact, I would usually contact a suitable, knowledgeable, Museum curator for an opinion. I agree there are many fakes, modern productions etc. in this area...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By colin henshaw
There is a shop in Bloomsbury, London selling...

There is a shop in Bloomsbury, London selling replicas like these.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks Detlef, appreciated ! Regards Colin

Thanks Detlef, appreciated !

Regards
Colin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th January 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks to Charles & Detlef for their comments...

Thanks to Charles & Detlef for their comments on the spears, glad you like them.

Roughly, what sort of date would you put them at ? Looking closely at the blades I would say they are all "pamor"...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By colin henshaw
Indonesian ? spears for I.D.

I acquired this small group of South-East Asian spears (need cleaning) a little while ago, and think they are likely Indonesian ? maybe from Borneo...

As this is not my usual area of interest, can...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By colin henshaw
Its African, from the Cameroons area. Here's a...

Its African, from the Cameroons area. Here's a picture of another similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 6th January 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By colin henshaw
Most likely for elephants' tusks when used in...

Most likely for elephants' tusks when used in Indian weddings etc. With buffalo horn linings/thin padding so they fit securely.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th December 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By colin henshaw
Just to add to the mix ... here is an image of a...

Just to add to the mix ... here is an image of a vitrine in the Powell-Cotton Museum, showing objects the Major collected in the Beja Hills, Eastern Sudan during his trip there in the early 20th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th December 2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice club. I've sometimes seen these split as...

Nice club. I've sometimes seen these split as your has. Probably caused by the drying out of the wood after having been in a European climate for some years. I believe Fijian warriors would...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By colin henshaw
Norman - I think the orange paint was put on at...

Norman - I think the orange paint was put on at time of manufacture to make the muskets more appealing to the natives. I've seen pictures of trade muskets in an African weapons book somewhere, and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks like a "trade musket", made for...

Looks like a "trade musket", made for the African colonies and similar. Nice piece. Don't know much more about them, but I think they were made even into the late 19th/early 20th centuries ??

I am...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th December 2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,638
Posted By colin henshaw
There are instances of Inuit peoples making iron...

There are instances of Inuit peoples making iron spear/harpoon points etc from fallen meteorites (beaten out cold)...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By colin henshaw
The snake/serpent symbol is sometimes considered...

The snake/serpent symbol is sometimes considered as protection against the "evil eye". The two fishes are a sign of the zodiac (Pisces). The fish was also an early Christian symbol.

However, I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By colin henshaw
I believe that the Moroccan flag up to 1915...

I believe that the Moroccan flag up to 1915 incorporated a star with six points, (Solomon's Seal).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By colin henshaw
That very small hole with the concentric rings...

That very small hole with the concentric rings look to me like the natural growth rings of the wood, and the tiny hole is where the central pith would have been.

I agree that the piece is likely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th December 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By colin henshaw
Trying to think what the small axe could be for...

Trying to think what the small axe could be for ... one possibility :-

The axe or "parashu" was an attribute for some Hindu deities, so could my example have been part or a large, probably wooden...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By colin henshaw
Very nice piece Tim, congratulations. But are...

Very nice piece Tim, congratulations. But are you sure its not Amazonian ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting image here (from the internet) of the...

Interesting image here (from the internet) of the Santhal Rebellion, 1855. Note the arrows.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd December 2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks for your post. The arrowheads are all of...

Thanks for your post. The arrowheads are all of iron.

I did some internet searching and found these images of Khond archery. It seems all my items could be Khond ? Wonder what the hole in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By colin henshaw
Good point about the nocks and the bowstring. I...

Good point about the nocks and the bowstring. I have looked through the book on African archery equipment "Ata Epe" but cannot see a bow stave with those distinctive carved tips. There are some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By colin henshaw
Tribal India ?

This small group of weapons came together recently, and are a bit of a puzzle.
Based on the small/miniature axe, I am thinking from Tribal India somewhere ? (Khond ?).

The little axe is 60cm in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By colin henshaw
This sword was recently sold in England. It would...

This sword was recently sold in England. It would appear to have been made to look even more overtly "exotic". Most likely another example of the "made for sale" genre, dating to the early part of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By colin henshaw
Methinks its an arrow from South America...

Methinks its an arrow from South America somewhere, maybe Guyana/Northern Brazil ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By colin henshaw
Maidstone Museum, Kent

For anyone in the South-East England area and who likes Pacific Islands weapons and culture, I can recommend a visit to Maidstone Museum, Maidstone Kent. They have the 19th century Brenchley Pacific...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By colin henshaw
It makes sense because several nomad cultures, in...

It makes sense because several nomad cultures, in particular the Scyths are known to have burial sites with rich and higly ornamented grave gifts.[/QUOTE]

Interesting you have mentioned the...
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