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Old 27th December 2017, 04:10 AM   #8
Battara
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I think the original examples were indeed ceremonial. They belonged to pangats, great warriors and respected elders for Igorot communities. These pieces were tattooed in these metals, like some shields, like their bodies.

I agree that this particular piece on eBay is later and not quite of the quality of earlier pieces.
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