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Forum: Swap Forum Today, 08:02 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Correction - runs to 26th September 2015

Correction - runs to 26th September 2015
Forum: Swap Forum Today, 07:59 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Polynesian exhibition - London

For anyone interested in the history and material culture of Polynesia... there is currently an excellent small exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, London entitled "Missionaries and Idols in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By colin henshaw
A fine piece, thanks for posting. Looks like it...

A fine piece, thanks for posting. Looks like it was made for tribal use, rather than selling. I've always found these difficult to pin down exactly as to the Sudanese area of origin, so any...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 01:46 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
With the angular form and decorations, it has...

With the angular form and decorations, it has much more of a South American "look" to me. There was a short pointed club used as a stabbing weapon in Guyana/Guiana, but I don't think it had a raised...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By colin henshaw
The comment by Iain must be the correct reason,...

The comment by Iain must be the correct reason, it makes the object both pretty and exotic looking. There seems to be a clear genre of these West African "made for sale" items.... spears with rough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
My feeling is the item posted by Roland_M is a...

My feeling is the item posted by Roland_M is a pure West African tourist item and the rough iron "stick" is a supposed to be a sword blade, but just made as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By colin henshaw
Did an internet search for "Tibetan snuff...

Did an internet search for "Tibetan snuff flask", and found a few that have reasonably similar wirework :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By colin henshaw
Very interesting cross-cultural piece - I like it.

Very interesting cross-cultural piece - I like it.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a good old club, Tim. Well done. I like the...

Looks a good old club, Tim. Well done. I like the fibre wrappings.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By colin henshaw
I agree with Kubur, ...that cut-out crocodile...

I agree with Kubur, ...that cut-out crocodile motif is sometimes to be seen on straight Sudanese blades, often of the sheet metal variety.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2015, 06:58 AM
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Views: 389
Posted By colin henshaw
An interesting axe that looks to have some age to...

An interesting axe that looks to have some age to it. According to the old British Museum handbook, this type is Basuto ? However, its often very difficult to distinguish between the weapons used by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By colin henshaw
It seems a bit unlikely this item could be a...

It seems a bit unlikely this item could be a drumstick, here are some extracts for reference, from the useful book "Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America" by Charles Miles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By colin henshaw
Looks a nice old piece Tim, well done. Can you...

Looks a nice old piece Tim, well done. Can you tell if the stitching is done with sinew ?

Regards.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By colin henshaw
With those turquoise and glass stones in those...

With those turquoise and glass stones in those settings, it has a Central Asian or Tibetan look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th June 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By colin henshaw
From the images, I agree the shields seem to be...

From the images, I agree the shields seem to be of quite recent manufacture, being very crisp and smooth. Perhaps made in the last 20-30 years ? However, as is often the case with New Guinea...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By colin henshaw
The books I have say this type of knife is used...

The books I have say this type of knife is used by the Ngombe and Poto tribal groups (East-Central Congo). However, I think such attributions can be quite fluid and probably "style areas" is a better...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting piece, was there any sort of...

Interesting piece, was there any sort of provenance that came with it ? As mentioned by Tim, the stopper does have a bit of a Scottish snuff mull look to it. There were of course many Scots who...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st May 2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice sword. The hilt form reminds me of this one,...

Nice sword. The hilt form reminds me of this one, on a sword I posted on the forum some time ago, also thought of as probably Colonial Spanish American.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By colin henshaw
Many thanks for the informative comments on this...

Many thanks for the informative comments on this piece. It looks a bit similar to the trident attribute of the Hindu deity, Shiva.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By colin henshaw
Trident head for I.D. South-East Asian ?

Could anyone help to identify this trident head, presumably from South-East Asia somewhere ?

I would be interested to know the... area of origin, approximate date range etc. If someone has...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th May 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By colin henshaw
I'll go for, from the top - India, Morocco and...

I'll go for, from the top - India, Morocco and West Africa.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 16th May 2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By colin henshaw
Could be from virtually anywhere, perhaps just...

Could be from virtually anywhere, perhaps just European craftwork ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By colin henshaw
I like these, although I don't know much about...

I like these, although I don't know much about Japanese Arms and Armour. Had a jingasa once myself, but since sold it on.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By colin henshaw
A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross...

A good point Emanuel. Interesting that this cross form also appears on the Nupe dagger posted by Tim.

In addition to the small brass domes appearing on weapons from the region, I have noted another...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 15th April 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By colin henshaw
What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much...

What an amazing surreal object. I don't have much idea as to origin, the only area I know of that makes use of silver over a shell, with gems etc inlaid...is Tibet...
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