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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By varta
There are some good examples I uploaded at the...

There are some good examples I uploaded at the end of The Philip Tom article on the Paiwan swords that Yuanzhumin posted some time ago.
(I believe it is better to make no compromise and enjoy the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By varta
I would not go for any of them. They do not look...

I would not go for any of them.
They do not look good, shoddy workman shift, possibly not authentic (kitchen knife blade made up rusty and recent sculpture aged for the sheath)
You can't expect to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By varta
GRASSI

I would also recommend Grassi in Leipzig. No doubts!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By varta
kiribati

I received a catalogue in which this sword caught my attention. It looks like a very dangerous sword: each peak is made of several rows of shark teeth...
It was used during ritual confrontations says...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By varta
Good sense of humor, Tim, I laughed!

Good sense of humor, Tim, I laughed!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By varta
To Detlef, I don't know! I should check the...

To Detlef, I don't know! I should check the label!
Here a view of the Formosan display. Dortmund-Leipzig is not very far, maybe. Let me know if you go before me.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By varta
Great to see pictures of one of my favorite...

Great to see pictures of one of my favorite Museum. Everything of the collection is great. The Formosa section is admirable, represented here by a very good Atayal and a nice Paiwan knives. Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
Paiwan! Unfortunately, I don't have more pictures...

Paiwan! Unfortunately, I don't have more pictures at the moment.
Puyuma are quite different: I only could post 2 examples now.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
The Philip Tom article on the Paiwan swords

This is from the Paiwan people
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 02:36 PM
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Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
The Philip Tom article on the Paiwan swords

Here are all the pictures which were illustrating the Philip Tom article on the Paiwan swords
This one is from the Rukaļ people.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
details

the long one
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2014, 10:11 AM
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Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
details

the second knife from bottom on the first picture; inlayed shell.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By varta
It would be interesting to see the other shield,...

It would be interesting to see the other shield, you spoke about a pair.
(I agree with you; this shield is very, very recent, from a period of time where there is absolutely no need for any wooden...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By varta
some:

some:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By varta
Formosan bows, arrows and quivers

A small post about bows, as there are not many here.
Formosan bows are made of bamboo or wood. When people are not hunting the string is released. The bowstring made of ramie, is tied to the bottom...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
Some more small pictures from Anderson and Tom's article

Knives of the Taiwan Aborigines

collection of Sherrod V. Anderson &/or Philip Tom?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2012, 03:59 PM
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Views: 2,232
Posted By varta
not any better

another item for tourists ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,814
Posted By varta
missing picture

Fortunately, I dragged a picture from this article for my documentation, before the article disappeared.
I suppose these knives were part of his collection.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By varta
I just found this one on the website of the...

I just found this one on the website of the collection of the National Museum in Taiwan:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By varta
With pleasure! The proportions of the knives are...

With pleasure!
The proportions of the knives are not respected, sorry. The second one is very long and narrow ( sorry, I don't have the measurements here, but it is easy to compare), when the first...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By varta
shape of the blades

I don't think the brave Paiwan man owner of this knife would have been excommunicated because the shape of his blade was round sharpened. There are rules and exceptions, little chance for dogma. In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th October 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By varta
some Paiwan swords

I am pleased to show the last Paiwan knife I purchased. The metal work on the sheath is different from the two others I own and I enjoy these different ways to represent the heads they valued as they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,298
Posted By varta
There is no doubt that the two knives which were...

There is no doubt that the two knives which were yours are Pingpu, I never discussed the point!
I took them as an example of Pingpu knives if you read me properly.
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