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Old 11th January 2007, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question A pinahig for comments

I have this pinahig. In the catalogue of the auction were I won it, it was decribed as Boro (I'm ignorant about Philippines peoples). Looking at http://www.aiusa.com/medsword/ethsw...ugao/index.html
the sheat looks quite similar to the one of the figure 2 Ifugao hinalung. All the pictured pinahigs (always Ifugao), in the same site, have a simple one (with rattan suspension loop). I need your help to clear up, much as possible, about this weapon.
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Old 13th January 2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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What is Boro?

Yes, I would agree with it being Ifugao. Seems nice and complete. Congratulations. The Ifugao are one of the Igorot former head hunting tribes in the mountains of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
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Old 13th January 2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=Battara]What is Boro?

I think he meant Moro
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Old 15th January 2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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I'm not wrong, unluckily in the catalogue was written "Boro". Here also some important auction houses are ignorant about Philippines and Indonesian edge weapons. I red in various catalogues many imprecisions, but being myself quite ignorant, I asked for Your help.
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Old 17th January 2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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That is the problem with some of the older catalogues (and newer ones as well) - the attributions or spellings are off. Easy thing to do really.
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