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Old 10th March 2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default A Jungayan Barung

The blade needs to cleaned and etched. The scabbards missing appendage I can live with.
Did it originate from N. Borneo?
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Old 10th March 2017, 03:05 PM   #2
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What a beautiful piece thanks for shaing.
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Old 10th March 2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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Very nice, Albert!

The barung looks classic Tausug to me; and the scabbard carving, too. Also the Narra wood shows the typical pattern while examples from Borneo seem to come with plainer and darker wood.

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Old 11th March 2017, 12:58 AM   #4
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looks great! i specially love the carvings on the pommel. good catch on this one braddah!!
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Old 11th March 2017, 02:58 AM   #5
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Miguel, thanks.

Kai, because of the carving on the pommel, which I haven't encountered before,
made me think other than Sulu.

Ho brah, it's the carving that really drew me to this. Salamat.
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Old 11th March 2017, 04:50 AM   #6
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Great Sulu carving.

Usually the Borneo scabbards I have seen are much thicker and larger.

I am leaning toward Sulu.

Congratulations! What great ivory carvings!
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Old 11th March 2017, 09:33 AM   #7
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Great Sulu carving.


Hello Jose,

also the carving on top of the hilt? I understand the thoughts from Albert. The carving don't look Moro to my eyes but I am not an expert.

Great piece Albert, congrats!

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Old 11th March 2017, 12:03 PM   #8
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Kino,

One of the most attractive barongs I have sen in a very long while! Congrats!
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Old 12th March 2017, 12:23 AM   #9
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Hello Jose,

also the carving on top of the hilt? I understand the thoughts from Albert. The carving don't look Moro to my eyes but I am not an expert.

As far as I can see, these top carvings are Moro in origin. They may be stylized a little more differently, but they look more Moro me nevertheless.
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Old 15th March 2017, 05:03 PM   #10
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Amazing aesthetic, thanks for sharing
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Old 15th March 2017, 06:26 PM   #11
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Beautiful.

It never ceases to amaze me how something so delicately carved can survive down through the years.
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Old 15th March 2017, 10:11 PM   #12
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Agree with Jose. Looks 100% Sulu Archipelago to me.

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Old 28th April 2017, 07:47 AM   #13
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Superb barong brother

Did it missing the rattan binding on the scabbard? If so then the 2 pieces of wood for the scabbard glued together or nailed? Just curios here

Thanks.
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It is a shame that the top left part of the scabbard was broken off long ago and expertly rounded off.
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Superb barong brother

Did it missing the rattan binding on the scabbard? If so then the 2 pieces of wood for the scabbard glued together or nailed? Just curios here

Thanks.


I believe there used to be rattan that bound the two pieces together. Additionally pitch was also used, I can see it on the seams. No iron nails on this one, although I have seen small wooden pegs/dowels and some iron nails driven thru the pieces on Moro scabbards.
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