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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2016, 05:26 PM
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Posted By colin henshaw
Here are a couple more Shilluk images of...

Here are a couple more Shilluk images of warriors. They seem to be carrying clubs of a similar style to those posted by Tim, but a bit longer.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By colin henshaw
Here is an old image of Shilluk warriors for...

Here is an old image of Shilluk warriors for consideration. They appear to be holding "torpedo-shape" clubs, similar to the type posted by Tim. The warrior on the right is also holding a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By colin henshaw
A nice example of this type of club from Southern...

A nice example of this type of club from Southern Sudan, which was also used by the Dinka and Nuer.
Forum: Swap Forum 21st July 2016, 09:26 AM
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Views: 224
Posted By colin henshaw
Portobello Road, London

To announce... I shall be dealing in Antique Tribal Art & related artefacts on the two Saturdays 23rd & 30th July 2016, at basement stand L65, Admiral Vernon Arcade, Portobello Road, London.

Approx...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By colin henshaw
In my opinion, the main attribute for art/antique...

In my opinion, the main attribute for art/antique objects you own, is that you yourself like it.... :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th July 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By colin henshaw
Very nice collections, I've always liked Naga...

Very nice collections, I've always liked Naga & Assam material...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By colin henshaw
How about these two carved Inuit figures (in...

How about these two carved Inuit figures (in ivory) ? Note the similarity to the style of the heads...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By colin henshaw
As you had asked for more images, I was hoping...

As you had asked for more images, I was hoping you would expand further on this topic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By colin henshaw
Here are some more close-ups of the links taken...

Here are some more close-ups of the links taken from different areas. The first two images are from the inside of the hauberk, the rest from the outside. Perhaps it was turned inside out at one time ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By colin henshaw
I have seen these sort of small spears reasonably...

I have seen these sort of small spears reasonably often in Britain in the past. Most likely they are from the Zimbabwe, (previously Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia) area, or maybe even further north into...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By colin henshaw
Thanks again to estcrh for his detailed and...

Thanks again to estcrh for his detailed and informative responses regarding a possible place and date range of manufacture for the hauberk. I will soon take some more close-up images of the rivets...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th July 2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By colin henshaw
Estcrh, thanks for your comments. Here are some...

Estcrh, thanks for your comments. Here are some more images of the hauberk.

To address your queries :-

Height : 94cm
Width : armpit to armpit : 68cm
Width : ends of sleeve to sleeve :...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th July 2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By colin henshaw
African chain mail shirt

I found this chain mail shirt (hauberk), a little while ago. Can anyone help with identification etc ? The links are riveted and there is a leather collar.

I'm thinking its most likely from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By colin henshaw
Probably a red herring, but the carved head is a...

Probably a red herring, but the carved head is a bit like Inuit work and the twine binding is the sort of thing a sailor might do. Maybe a hunter/trapper's weapon, or a whaler's ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By colin henshaw
I read somewhere (can't remember where) that this...

I read somewhere (can't remember where) that this black, sooty surface film was deliberately applied in Africa, as a type of preservative...

Its a similar surface film/residue to that found on the...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By colin henshaw
I don't think ivorine would crack like that, but...

I don't think ivorine would crack like that, but ivory will. At least I've never seen cracks on table knives with such ivorine handles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By colin henshaw
Although there is a superficial resemblance to...

Although there is a superficial resemblance to Songye axes, I think this is from the Western Sahel region. That copper wire inlay is indicative.

Have seen images somewhere, but regret don't have...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By colin henshaw
Ivory

Ivory
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th June 2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By colin henshaw
With that angular, step motif and the frog ?...

With that angular, step motif and the frog ? images, I would go for South or Central America. Maybe Peru ??
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By colin henshaw
Nice piece Tim, congrats. I like the use of the...

Nice piece Tim, congrats. I like the use of the different materials and textures on these clubs.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By colin henshaw
Visited the wonderful Pitt-Rivers Museum the...

Visited the wonderful Pitt-Rivers Museum the other day, and here is an image of the spear of this type they have on display ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th June 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By colin henshaw
Interesting clubs, especially the first one, I...

Interesting clubs, especially the first one, I like them. Both could be New Hebrides, from their style ? New Hebrides clubs often had those thick fibre loops.

Could they be commissions by European...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th June 2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By colin henshaw
Hi Detlef You may well be right about Naga. They...

Hi Detlef

You may well be right about Naga. They seemed to like tied strings of small beads, as well as animal teeth, claws etc for decoration.

Being found in Britain also makes sense from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd June 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By colin henshaw
From the evidence available, my feeling is LJ is...

From the evidence available, my feeling is LJ is on the right track regarding these knives. Was in town yesterday and dropped by the B.M. Here are some images of the example they have on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By colin henshaw
I think these are of the same "made for sale...

I think these are of the same "made for sale " genre as other similarly constructed and decorated artefacts from West Africa, as discussed elsewhere on the forum. (spears, knives, covered tins etc)....
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