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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2012, 09:12 AM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Thanks too, Gav. With regard to that keris, the...

Thanks too, Gav. With regard to that keris, the original owner seems to have covered all the bases -- the reps of the tripartite cosmos are all there, and the squatting figure on the hilt surely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2012, 09:02 AM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Hi David ... thanks for the note. And as a quick...

Hi David ... thanks for the note. And as a quick reply:

- I'll surely come up with the conclusions very shortly, as I'm almost there as you have correctly inferred

- bandwidth: these pics are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 02:11 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more photos ...

more photos ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 02:08 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
if i recall correctly, the idea behind using the...

if i recall correctly, the idea behind using the squatting figure is that this is the position the corpse of the departed ancestor is made to assume in certain burial practices. and i think the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 02:01 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more pics, given that compared to the bird and...

more pics, given that compared to the bird and serpent motifs, the ancestral figures have been given less attention ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 01:57 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
some more ...

some more ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 01:53 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more pics ...

more pics ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th November 2012, 01:50 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
As for the ancestral worship religion of...

As for the ancestral worship religion of Austronesians, the squatting figure would be a common design expression ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 11:21 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
but wait, there's more :) well, just two more...

but wait, there's more :)

well, just two more pics ... one showing from afar the display cabinets of the 'flower' section.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 11:18 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
last set ...

last set ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 11:16 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
*chirp*

*chirp*
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 11:11 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
there's more where it came from ...

there's more where it came from ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 11:08 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more pics ...

more pics ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 10:42 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
with the tripartite cosmos in mind, the presence...

with the tripartite cosmos in mind, the presence of birds amongst these vegetation takes thus a deeper spiritual meaning, for our ancestors ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 10:39 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more pics ...

more pics ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 10:35 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
it's not just actually the flower ... the tree as...

it's not just actually the flower ... the tree as well, with its spreading branches that reach to the skies (and deep roots that go downward to the Underworld), is considered a symbol for the middle...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 10:32 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
So here now is the third segment, the symbols of...

So here now is the third segment, the symbols of the 3rd section (i.e., earth) of the tripartite cosmos of the Austronesians.

The use of the flower as motif is not as widely discussed as the use of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 10:28 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
regarding that priest's staff above...

regarding that priest's staff above (batak/sumatra) where a serpent appears to be moving towards the ancestor, the igorots of northern luzon have the exact same staff by the way.

and this is just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 09:52 AM
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Posted By migueldiaz
some more ... and there's a lot more pics here...

some more ... and there's a lot more pics here (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151188672266520.488184.124360976519&type=3) ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 09:50 AM
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Posted By migueldiaz
more pics ...

more pics ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2012, 09:49 AM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Here's the first batch of pics for the...

Here's the first batch of pics for the Serpent/Dragon segment, still from Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2012, 12:51 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Some more ... and the whole set can be seen from...

Some more ... and the whole set can be seen from my Facebook Page on Phil. weapons, here (http://goo.gl/p5pdY), which I can think can be accessed by anyone even if he doesn't have a Facebook account.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2012, 12:48 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Some more bird pics ...

Some more bird pics ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2012, 12:46 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Here's the first set of the Bird section ...

Here's the first set of the Bird section ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th November 2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By migueldiaz
Without further ado, here's the first set of...

Without further ado, here's the first set of pics. As you enter the Southeast Asian section of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, what will greet you is this neat grouping of artifacts into four...
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