What a lovely little gem and sweet color to the tooth. You know I gotta ask: ...you gon' etch?
Do you or anybody else know when/where this type of Moro ferrule, where little balls and wire is soldered to it, was in use? I've also sometimes seen it on kris and I much prefer it to those ferrules with the chiseled okir. Is the type of decoration we see on this gunong (balls + wire) also referred to as okir, or does that only apply to carvings/chiselings?
Congrats in any case Detlef, and hope you show more pics after some TLC.
Cheers, - Thor