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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Battara
More specifically, it seems more Syrian or...

More specifically, it seems more Syrian or Lebanese, both next to each other and within the Ottoman empire at one time.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Battara
I would say brass or bronze according to the...

I would say brass or bronze according to the patina I see.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Battara
Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture...

Per the rules Lenny, we need at least a picture of the whole thing for context.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th October 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Battara
Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a...

Actually I wonder if the copper clamp might be a later replacement like the wrap.

And some Maranao and Maguindanao bands were indeed nailed to the pommels.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early...

I agree with Ian on the Maranao late 19th - early 20th century attribution.

The top silver band is missing and so is a bottom band, but the wrap might be original or later - hard to tell.

I also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Battara
I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades...

I agree with Ian. Mostly kampilan like blades seem to be used on Lumad tribes like the T'boli and the Bagobo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th September 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Battara
David I thought of that, but there aspects of the...

David I thought of that, but there aspects of the Ganga and the forte areas that are very early and appear archaic. This blade is either an anomaly or later blade with archaic styles (unheard of so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Battara
I would place this as possibly from the late...

I would place this as possibly from the late 1700s or early 1800s, Sulu region, and is of chieftain class.

If the moderators would move this to the Ethno section where we can continue the discussion.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th September 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Battara
I liked the show. And yes, the verbiage is for...

I liked the show. And yes, the verbiage is for the general public, not experts like us. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd September 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Battara
How interesting! And very complete.

How interesting!

And very complete.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By Battara
Welcome to our little forum! :D The scabbard...

Welcome to our little forum! :D

The scabbard mounts look modern Indian to me (better pictures would help) as well as the velvet condition.

I have not quite seen these from the Balkans, but I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Battara
I might also place this blade as Visayan or even...

I might also place this blade as Visayan or even Ilokano due to the type of "okir" floral motif inlays. The style of luks in the blade and the "ganga" also make me think this, though these are not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th September 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Battara
No offense, just a note of how they borrow to...

No offense, just a note of how they borrow to create new items and ideas. Babylon 5 Minbari comes from the minbar, which you would find in any mosque, while their culture is very Japanese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By Battara
Lantaka with 3 Barrels!

Greetings!


Here is a lantaka I lost at auction.:(

It is a rare 3 barrel lantaka. After examination (and asking for more pictures) I have determined that this lantaka is:

1. a real (vs fake or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,990
Posted By Battara
One can find bunti, narra, etc all over the...

One can find bunti, narra, etc all over the southern Philippines, and if not available in a particular region (like the high mountains for example) then trade is not too far away.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Battara
Kuba Ceremonial Axe

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like these Songye ceremonial axes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Battara
Songye Ceremonial Axes

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like these Songye ceremonial axes:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Battara
And more:

And more:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Battara
Japanese Matchlock

Greetings,

Our local Speed Museum got upgraded and I found somethings not displayed before, like this Japanese matchlock.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Battara
Though not a weapon, this character is wearing an...

Though not a weapon, this character is wearing an Igorot boar tusk arm bracelet on the bag.

There might be other things you see that I missed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Battara
Star Wars Borrowing from Ethnography

Greetings folks,


There was a Star Wars costume exhibit in Cincinnati a couple of years ago (and yes I'm just getting to post now).

Some of the garb was taken literally from ethnography. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Battara
Ilongot Shield

Greetings folks,


Here is an unusual Ilongot shield that is unusual. Being thin is typical of these shields, but being partially decorated in repoused bronze - this I have never seen. Must have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,497
Posted By Battara
Here is a picture of a similar piece (letter A)...

Here is a picture of a similar piece (letter A) alongside other Visayan pieces for size comparison.

Picture comes from Migueldiaz.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,315
Posted By Battara
Thank you. I do the best I can with what I have....

Thank you. I do the best I can with what I have. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By Battara
Originally I learned that those who wore these...

Originally I learned that those who wore these hats worked for the Spanish authorities in the 1800s.

This weekend my father (a Tagalog) informed me that men of the Katipunan wore these hats also. ...
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