Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ex-Taipei, Taiwan, now in Shanghai, China
Well, its the first time I see such a four faced figures added on a Northern Taiwanese aboriginal knife. This is absolutely not traditional, even if the face appears not recently done.
This is an Atayal/Sediq/Truku knife, and non of them had carved human figures except the one made much later, starting mid-40s, and only to sell to outsiders in order to make money.
The design with a happy or sad and 2 other different faces is more a western concept.