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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By asomotif
I received the pictures of a fellow...

I received the pictures of a fellow collector,
The entire weapon is a bit odd. the handle is not Original imo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th August 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By asomotif
RENCONG SCABBARD - translation request

Inspired by Gustav's splendid sikin, I found that I still have some pictures of a rencong scabbard with inscription.

Hopefully this will be something ledgible.

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By asomotif
Same for me. splendid piece. As for the widening...

Same for me. splendid piece.

As for the widening blade.
Same as Kai, I would have to study the blade for a long time to get a grip on this unusual widening pattern.
I will be happy to make some...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By asomotif
Dear Alan, You are in direct contact with the...

Dear Alan,

You are in direct contact with the culture where these weapons originate.
Which sounds as a pré. But how embedded in todays culture are these weapons ? Are people in Indonesia wearing...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By asomotif
:)

:)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 27th June 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By asomotif
No need to say sorry. I just googled my way...

No need to say sorry. I just googled my way across the internet assuming that the info found there is correct.

My first guess would have been bambara Tribe. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th June 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By asomotif
Try : igala warrior helmet

Try : igala warrior helmet
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,516
Posted By asomotif
Could be spermwhale tooth ? Best regards, Willem

Could be spermwhale tooth ?

Best regards,
Willem
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 22nd June 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By asomotif
Here a close up. To me it appears to be painted...

Here a close up.
To me it appears to be painted / printed on top of the fabric.
definately not an ikat / wax technique.

What do you think of the style of the painting ? could it be of any historic...
Forum: Swap Forum 22nd June 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By asomotif
BUMP

EUR 350 shipped wwide,
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 18th June 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By asomotif
It is not batik as I know it. Here is a close up...

It is not batik as I know it.

Here is a close up of the textile.

It looks like some kind of canvas base whihc is light / colourless,
on top of which lays a very fine and fragile layer. maybe silk ?...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 17th June 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By asomotif
INDONESIAN TEXTILE/WHAT KIND OF TECHNIQUE ?

I received a old piece of textile as a gift, it looks indonesian in style.

Does anyone know what kind of technique this is ?
It is in a very bad condition.
I am sort of nervous to even unfold it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,555
Posted By asomotif
recently sold banjar keris

Just for sharing I would like to add a picture of a superb banjar keris that was recently sold by an antique dealer.

best example I have ever seen.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th June 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By asomotif
Is the blade a "tiger claw"blade ? I...

Is the blade a "tiger claw"blade ? I guess so.

I would not overclean this. the hilt has patina, the brass ferrule has patina, the scabbard has patina.
Having a superb new blade will not add much to...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th May 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By asomotif
bump

bump.…….
Forum: Swap Forum 23rd May 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,357
Posted By asomotif
sold :) :eek: ;)

sold :) :eek: ;)
Forum: Swap Forum 21st May 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,357
Posted By asomotif
bump

Time flies…..

Cleaning up the attic I found that the salampasu sword is still in stock and still available. and still in very nice and complete condition.

USD 225 shipped wwide.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th May 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By asomotif
Yes, that is it. there is a nice movie on...

Yes, that is it.

there is a nice movie on youtube of one being used for a cutting test.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By asomotif
Well it is not a parang latok. I would just call...

Well it is not a parang latok. I would just call it a parang.

The bend blade is not bad for chopping small trees / branches.
You can use it in the garden :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By asomotif
Borneo, I think Sarawak. The handle is a dragon...

Borneo, I think Sarawak.

The handle is a dragon (aso) motif

Nice working piece, not a weapon.
not old, but authentic. I like it
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By asomotif
Hello Detlef, I missed out on that one. I heard...

Hello Detlef,

I missed out on that one. I heard it was a complete give away for such a rare shield.
Looks good and genuine to me.
The first one I ever see outside the example Albert...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By asomotif
Here is the blade in upright position. The...

Here is the blade in upright position.

The complete keris in its combination is not a museum worthy example imo.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By asomotif
Here some more pictures including a new...

Here some more pictures including a new aquisition in the same style.

The 3rd one is not making it easier to pin point an origin on this shape.
Forum: Swap Forum 29th March 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By asomotif
Easterbunny bump

Eur 400 shipped wwide / PayPal accepted
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By asomotif
What a beautiful dagger !

What a beautiful dagger !
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