Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
What an interesting piece, thank you for posting.
This is a Bagobo piece in everything but the blade which is Moro, probably Maguindanao in origin.
The blade is also old, perhaps from the 1880s to 1890s. It seems that the base of the blade was cut down and modified to fit the usual Bagobo profile length.
Pieces like this are not uncommon since there was lots of trade within the area, and many times one will see Moro blades on Lumad pieces.