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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 10:19 PM
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Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
This is a very interesting and rare version of...

This is a very interesting and rare version of the "Eight treasures" ornament (in Chinese 八寶 Ba bao). I think it was popular in the Ming era.
In part, it coincides with the Buddhist...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
In Russian there is a good book "The Magic...

In Russian there is a good book "The Magic World of Patterns. Encyclopedia of Ornamental Motifs of Southeast Asia" (edition of the State Museum of Oriental Art) and an excellent article by the famous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks Peter! There is another symbol...

Thanks Peter! There is another symbol characteristic only for Vietnam - sword and bunch of books. Rarely, but it occurs as an inlay on the scabbard of ceremonial swords. This is a sign of a patriotic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
In truth so!

In truth so!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
Emperor Minh Mạng received from his father...

Emperor Minh Mạng received from his father Gia Long a peaceful and prosperous country. But over the years of his reign, he did a lot to turn Vietnam into a European colony. In 1860-80, the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
One of the most famous paintings on this subject.

One of the most famous paintings on this subject.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
I agree that the motif of the climbing plant...

I agree that the motif of the climbing plant shoots is a very distinctive mark of the blades of the Vietnamese people.
This symbol has a rather complex origin. For the Chinese, the wavy lines mean...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Ren Ren
I think that this item can be a trophy of the...

I think that this item can be a trophy of the Franco-Chinese War of 1884-85. Then the French troops captured many of these weapons. The ornament, consisting of small circles with a dot in the center,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Ren Ren
Agree, jewelry technics is very similar.

Agree, jewelry technics is very similar.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ren Ren
In this case, the triangular dots (or better to...

In this case, the triangular dots (or better to say the pits) are completely different from the surface of the file. The surface after filling the pits with gold is completely flat (perhaps this is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th December 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ren Ren
I saw objects with this inlay technique in the...

I saw objects with this inlay technique in the collection of Kamil Khaidakov (you know him). Examples are also given in his book Камил...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th December 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ren Ren
If the dots have the correct triangular shape,...

If the dots have the correct triangular shape, then this is an old Persian jewelry technique, which was also owned by some craftsmen in Dagestan.
In my opinion, the mild steel of the blade suggests...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd December 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ren Ren
It is wonderful that the modern inhabitants of...

It is wonderful that the modern inhabitants of the planet Earth are striving for the pure, bright and humane. But "civilization is when they kill as before, but no longer cut off the ears of...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 1st December 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ren Ren
The weapon was not only active, but also passive...

The weapon was not only active, but also passive :)
Once upon a time in Europe, wolfhound dogs were worn with wide iron collars (so that the wolf could not grab them by the neck), and for hunting...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Ren Ren
I doubt that this subject can be Russian. Only if...

I doubt that this subject can be Russian. Only if to the Transcarpathian Rusyns, perhaps. It is more likely that this is one of the types of Hungarian fokos....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ren Ren
Perhaps the roots of this tradition make sense to...

Perhaps the roots of this tradition make sense to look for in the art of the Renaissance. Antonio del Pollaiuolo "The Battle of the Naked Men" (about 1465–1475)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,074
Posted By Ren Ren
I spent 45 minutes to listen to the report and...

I spent 45 minutes to listen to the report and the questions that followed. And now I feel the obligation to state my point of view.
Firstly, this report is only a way to draw attention to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By Ren Ren
A few photos of the highlanders with spears. The...

A few photos of the highlanders with spears.
The first photo from South Vietnam (Lang Bian mountains in Lâm Đồng province).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you very much, Philip! This is an important...

Thank you very much, Philip! This is an important and valuable clarification.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,973
Posted By Ren Ren
A woman from northern Vietnam (Tuyên Quang...

A woman from northern Vietnam (Tuyên Quang province). I think that the sword by weapons 27 once had a similar scabbard.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ren Ren
That's right. I meant this type of knife, which...

That's right. I meant this type of knife, which is smaller, lighter and thinner than "hudiedao" knives. And which often differs from the butcher's knives of South China only in massive bronze...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By Ren Ren
The blade looks like the blade of a Chinese...

The blade looks like the blade of a Chinese "river pirates" knife.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ren Ren
May be :) I use Google translator and sometimes...

May be :) I use Google translator and sometimes it turns out funny.

But the restorers taught me to pay special attention to the condition of the old velvet. There are always obvious differences in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ren Ren
"Antique Mahogany" is a term used by...

"Antique Mahogany" is a term used by Chinese antique dealers when translating into English.
In fact, this type of wood is not related to the real mahogany from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Honduras....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ren Ren
The sword is completely typical of products from...

The sword is completely typical of products from the city of Longquan. These were made 100-130 years ago, are made today and will be made 100 years later. ;)
Bronze parts are now copied very...
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