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Old 19th May 2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default A beautiful Salawaku for enjoy

After Charles and Albert have shown their beautiful shields I want to show you also a very nice shield from Halmahera, the best one in my collection, a very big and old one. It is 98 cm long and have alternating front ranks of Mother of Pearl and porcelain. Please enjoy.
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Old 19th May 2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Great Salawaku Detlef!

Thank you for sharing.
There's a very old one in the Bronbeek museum exposition at the moment. It is displayed with a Celebes Kanta and a very old (and interesting) West Borneo shield.

If somebody has a Borneo shield like this, please show us images!!!!

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Old 19th May 2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Oh, I also have images of these three oldies.
I photographed them (uhm... at least I tried to get as best as possible with my louzy photographing), in the Nusantara museum in Delft.
Now one of the many museums that had to close their doors allready for the public in the Netherlands.
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Old 19th May 2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Here is a similar Borneo shield in my collection. Enjoy.
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Here is a similar Borneo shield in my collection. Enjoy.

Thank you so much Albert for posting this image.
It's so beautiful! Is it also very small?

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Old 19th May 2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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The length is 78 cm, width 20 cm.
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Old 19th May 2013, 11:19 PM   #7
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Congratulations Detlef. I would love to have one like yours.
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Thank you Maurice for posting this interesting and beautiful shields. The salawaku in the first picture is either from the very south of Halmahera or from a other Moluccas island but for sure not from the area around Tobelo in the north of Halmahera. But early collected since it still have the reinforcing rotan at the edging.
The others on the other picture are beautiful, special the one in the middle and are typical for the mainland of Halmahera.
Salawakus can come in very different size and very different design, here some more from my collection. The ones in the first picture are of the most common size, the ones in the second pictures are made for young boys IMHO, only the one on the left is from the middle of Halmahera and I don't think that it is for a young boy.
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Congratulations Detlef. I would love to have one like yours.



Thank you Jose, maybe the day is not far away!
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For all who are interested, here you can watch the typical Cakalele dance from Halmahera, filmed from my wife this January in Seki, a kampung in the North from Tobelo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_...eature=emb_logo
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Wow! They dance like Igorots and Moros!
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For all who are interested, here you can watch the typical Cakalele dance from Halmahera, filmed from my wife this January in Seki, a kampung in the North from Tobelo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_...eature=emb_logo

Wow! That dance is intense! Thanks for showing it.
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Cool, there was even a woman dancing with a sword and shield! Equality in action.
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Fine that it is interesting for some of you! When you search you will find some similar film by Youtube, you will find that it is always similar when the Cakalele is from Halmahera while the Cakalele from Ceram is very different.
And yes, I've seen before women dancing the Cakalele.

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