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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2016, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Maurice
Very sad news to hear this wonderful person is...

Very sad news to hear this wonderful person is not longer amongst us...

Rest in peace Stephen and much strength for the family!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Maurice
Thumbs up A great bibliography that is worth every penny...

A great bibliography that is worth every penny for sure!
Probably the best book I have in my bookcase, and on a place at eye level, where I can easily pick it out to have a quick look at when...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Maurice
Thank you for sharing this one Peter. It has one...

Thank you for sharing this one Peter.
It has one of the most beautifull handle I have seen so far!

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Maurice
Here the best I have ever seen, and in the...

Here the best I have ever seen, and in the Bronbeek museum collection.
Lots of gold, and belonged to teuku Umar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Maurice
Here a (bad) photo of the top of a peudeueng...

Here a (bad) photo of the top of a peudeueng which once was in my private collection, and now in a good friends collection.

Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th January 2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Maurice
A nice peudeueng Peter! The wire probably is...

A nice peudeueng Peter!

The wire probably is gilded silver (the one I owned had the same).
A pity the precious golden top with enamel and stones is missing.

Also blades with mark is something I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Thank you all for participating, but I'm afraid...

Thank you all for participating, but I'm afraid that I also am too busy, and therefore no time to discuss it deeply furthermore.
But I think it was good discussing this Rumphius suassa text, and...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Yes I am fully aware of that. Everything that...

Yes I am fully aware of that. Everything that looks nice, different etc. must be talismanic at those times (and still) in Indonesia.

I thought I answered your questions before. Gold was something...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th December 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
I don't know why the information would be from...

I don't know why the information would be from third or fourth hand information? I can not find it anywhere. He visited the area himself, and lived since 1657 in Ambon, and in 1662 he travelled to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th December 2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Nice kris David! I agree about the prefered...

Nice kris David!

I agree about the prefered golden kinatah. And also I agree that most kerisses we know off use gold instead of suassa.
But that is not what I am trying to deny here.

A friend has a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th December 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Beautiful hilts David! I am not familiar with...

Beautiful hilts David!

I am not familiar with this collection unfortunately.
Are they also collected at that early time, and by whom?

I have no doubt that they did adorne gold.
But I have doubts...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th December 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
I have put myself into the matter of Rumphius...

I have put myself into the matter of Rumphius lately.
It is much more interesting as the small text Loedjoe is quoting at the start of this thread.
Rumphius was working by the VOC. This is very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 26th December 2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Yes but we are talking here about the talismanic...

Yes but we are talking here about the talismanic function of suassa as a material, and not only on keris hilts or pendoks. Also suassa had been used on the magic "rings" and other Indonesian...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th December 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
The Original passage above, is not saying that...

The Original passage above, is not saying that they use suassa instead of gold.
It says suassa is preferred because of thoughts that the one who wears it should be free of all kind of bad luck if...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 25th December 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
Hi Ariel, Yes you are right. Sorry if I wasn't...

Hi Ariel,

Yes you are right.
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
After rereading my post, I see it was not clear indeed and I expresses wrong.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
REPOST: just came up with this interesting...

REPOST:

just came up with this interesting suassa text.

It is strange though that they describe it so extendedly with name of the Javanese emperor etc. It was a very early writing, so it might be...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
:confused: I can read the text on my computer...

:confused: I can read the text on my computer though Rick... :confused:
Let me know if still not visible, than I will post it again.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th December 2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maurice
just came up with this interesting suassa...

just came up with this interesting suassa text.

It is strange though that they describe it so extendedly with name of the Javanese emperor etc. It was a very early writing, so it might be true back...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Maurice
Thank you Willem, You have beautifull examples as...

Thank you Willem,
You have beautifull examples as well!

Kind regards,
Maurice
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Maurice
The carving of the scabbard tells me that the...

The carving of the scabbard tells me that the blowpipe most likely is from the Kutai area (east Borneo). Therefore I decided to keep this one, as this is one of my most favorite area's.

The iron...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Maurice
Hello Detlef, Nice to see a sumpitan with...

Hello Detlef,

Nice to see a sumpitan with Original scabbard.
This is pretty rare, as most sumpitans I know have no scabbard.


I also have a sumpitan with scabbard, which I attached some photos for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd November 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By Maurice
Hi Amuk, Could you please spend some time in...

Hi Amuk,

Could you please spend some time in answering Michaels questions, as I also would like to know and am curious about the names you use in your "recognition chart"?
I suppose you have the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Maurice
On the photos the blade of Greens mandau looks...

On the photos the blade of Greens mandau looks thin and not of high quality, but the photo is not good to make a proper judgement.
But one would expect a blade like this on such handle.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Maurice
I also have seen handles like yours on Kenyah...

I also have seen handles like yours on Kenyah mandaus from dayaks living in the Baram/Rejang area (also Sarawak, but more to the east from the Iban tribes.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Maurice
This was a good old Saribas handle I have owned...

This was a good old Saribas handle I have owned and had been passed on to a friendcollector a while ago.
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