Thread: Bone Armor
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Old 23rd August 2007, 03:55 PM   #2
VANDOO
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I WOULD AGREE IT IS FROM SOMEWHERE IN INDONESIA OR MALYSIA. IT LOOKS TO BE NATIVE MADE AND IN A TRADITIONAL FASHON BUT IS NOT OLD ENOUGH AND DOES NOT SHOW THE WEAR TO BE FROM A TIME WHEN SUCH ARMOR WAS USED FOR FIGHTING. I WOULD GUESS IT WAS MADE FOR CEREMONIAL USE OR TO SELL TO TOURISTS THE AGE GIVEN MAY BE ACCURATE IF WELL KEPT. NIAS STILL USES ITS OLD ARMOR FOR CEREMONY AND TOURIST SHOWS THE VILLAGE GAURD GETS TO WEAR THE IMPRESSIVE AND FIERCE ARMOR. A POSSIBILITY FOR YOUR ARMOR WOULD BE TORAJA I WILL LOOK AROUND TO SEE IF I CAN FIND ANY MORE INFORMATION. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL SETS OF ARMOR BOTH OLD AND RECENT ON EBAY FROM BORNEO,TORAJA, ECT. CONGRADULATIONS A NICE SHOWY PIECE OF TRADITIONAL NATIVE ARMOR.
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