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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2013, 03:53 PM
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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: 690
Posted By varta
some:

some:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
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: 5
Views: 1,876
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
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By varta
not any better

another item for tourists ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,876
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 2,170
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.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By varta
atayal versus Pingpu

Pity that you did not sell your Pingpu knives to me! This, above, is the only knife of this shape I have.
The same shape do exist for Pingpu, you are right.
In fact, it is the inverse, I think that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By varta
The first Rukai knife is much older. The tip was...

The first Rukai knife is much older. The tip was burnt (was his owner drunk?) maybe it was a period of time when a knife had no value anymore and it was thrown away... The bronze sheet on the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By varta
atayal knife

This is an Atayal knife, not a pingpu knife! (Please check the informations Yuanzhumin gave about cooked aborigenes)
It is old, possibly nineteen century.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By varta
Saisiat knives

Sorry Nicolas, I don't know very much about Saisiat knives. They are possibly similar to Atayal knives. I don't remember having seen any in the published collections.
You are very generous; my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st June 2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By varta
Yi People of Sechuan

As this sword was described as "a rare and distinctive sword of the Yi People of Sichuan, formerly known as the Luoluo", does anyone know if the Yi have swords and how they are looking like?...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,030
Posted By varta
ritual Paiwan knife

May I share the picture of a recent purchase. It is 47 cm long. Slightly different from yuanzhumin's examples of the Tenri collection and the Shunye Museum of Aboriginal art.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,316
Posted By varta
price

I don't think you should take these as a price example; they were largely overpaid as I explain the context of the auction. Museum quality might not even be that price specially for first half of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th January 2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,316
Posted By varta
pictures and prices

I don't think that these knives were the best quality one could find. The context of the auction sale made high prices and these knives were absolutely overpaid. Once a year, ethnological auctions...
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