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Old 26th May 2014, 05:08 AM   #1
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Greetings folks!

I got this last year and finished restoring it last month. I replaced some of the missing mother-of-pearl inlay, a piece of the tip on the top of one side, and the missing top panel (which I tried to match in patina color as best as possible).

In the middle of the central boss projection is a little mirror and the whole "disc" is surrounded by pig hair.

Note: many of what we see have missing tops because they were bound in a mortise and tenon construction kept in place by rattan bindings.

Also I replaced the missing and broken rattan bindings.

On the back there is only carving and paint (no MOP). However the handle is thick and bookended with the carved heads of carabao (water buffalos) with white metal eyes.

From top to bottom the shield is 3.13 feet tall and all carved of one piece (except the very top).

I hope my pictures are better in this post than previous ones (same camera, different working of my iPhoto program).

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Old 26th May 2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Hello Jose,

very nice Bagobo shield and as usual great restore job! I like special the carabao heads at the handle.
And the pictures now much better!

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Old 29th May 2014, 03:08 AM   #3
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Thanks Detlef. Again when I take a break once a week from doing other people's stuff and changing how I do my lousy photo editing skills.......
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Old 29th May 2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Thanks Detlef. Again when I take a break once a week from doing other people's stuff and changing how I do my lousy photo editing skills.......


I think it's just the iphone, a camera around $100 can do a much better job!

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Old 29th May 2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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nice shield - is it upside down? handgrip is below the centre of gravity in the pics...
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Old 29th May 2014, 12:30 PM   #6
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I remember this one Jose. You did a great job restoring the top and especially matching up the colors. I am sure that it was no easy job to find the appropriate wood.

Good work.
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Old 8th June 2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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Here is a photo of a similar shield in my collection.
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Old 20th June 2014, 02:07 PM   #8
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Here is a picture of my Bagobo shield mounted on the wall.

I made the mount out of scrap paduk wood scraps.
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Ok after some more research, here is the final version of the restored shield.
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