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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2021, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Marbel
Hi Jeff, Weapons like those you noted made...

Hi Jeff,
Weapons like those you noted made their way to the mountains in a variety of ways. Throughout the lowlands and less rural areas, these weapons were not rare. While the local Tboli people...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Marbel
Hello David, Indeed ‘posed’ is a more...

Hello David,

Indeed ‘posed’ is a more appropriate term and I have edited my original post.

For the Tboli man, carrying a weapon of some sort would certainly have been a regular occurrence....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2021, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Marbel
Hi Jeff, Yes, the complete archive is...

Hi Jeff,

Yes, the complete archive is available. You can find it at this link:
https://artsandculture.google.com/search?q=Mydans%20Elizalde&hl=en
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Marbel
Tboli sudeng - vintage photo

Here is another photo taken on the same day.

At first I thought the man near the middle might be the same man above. However while the scabbard looks similar, his hat is different and he isn’t...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 03:59 PM
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Views: 1,534
Posted By Marbel
Tboli sudeng - vintage photo

Hello Ian & Oliver,

Thanks for the comments.

To be sure, the photo is definitely from 1970. In fact I think it's important to note that photos of the Tboli from this era are very rare. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th June 2021, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Marbel
Tboli sudeng - vintage photo

Hello all,

I thought you’d enjoy this photo. A Tboli man with his wife and sudeng.

Courtesy TimeLife. Photo by Carl Mydans - July 1970
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Marbel
Tboli sudeng

Hello David,
Thank you again for your thoughts. Over the years I’ve been diligently working on research related to various aspects of Tboli culture, specifically material culture - weaving,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd May 2021, 11:04 PM
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Views: 1,784
Posted By Marbel
Thank you all for your comments and insights. ...

Thank you all for your comments and insights. Much appreciated and I’ll certainly be happy to hear anything more.

Xasterix - as an aside, a few years before he passed away I was able to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Marbel
Tboli sudeng

Correct, it’s definitely Moro.

However as noted, these are often prized and owned by Tboli datus. This piece is specifically owned by the family of a late Tboli datu. The Tboli call this type...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Marbel
Tboli Sudeng - input please

Hello,

The Tboli prize these old Moro swords and call them “sudeng”. My knowledge of these Moro pieces is rather limited and so I’m hoping to gain as much education as I can from the members...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 08:43 PM
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Views: 5,722
Posted By Marbel
Thank you

Thank you Lee and team!

This is a valuable and important site. Well done.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2020, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Marbel
Blaan

Hello Yves,

I think the main issue is that early misspellings of the name Blaan created mispronunciations which were always considered to be derogatory by the Blaans. As a minority indigenous...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th October 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,520
Posted By Marbel
Blaan

Hello,

I'll let others weigh in with their opinions on the sword and hilt, but will note that the scabbard appears to be a nicely carved Blaan piece.

I think it's important to use the word...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th October 2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,152
Posted By Marbel
Dagmay

I would agree with tanaruz, that dagmay is a good possibiity for the textile on this scabbard. Good call. Mandaya weaves are very distinctive and when seen on their own are quite easily identified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,152
Posted By Marbel
Tboli

I personally don't think much information can be gathered from anything attached to a Tboli hilt - chains, beads, bells, etc. They are obviously easy to attach and detach any time. Traditionally,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,152
Posted By Marbel
Tboli

Hello Ian & Xas,

In terms of the textile, it's abaca but doesn't appear Tboli. It actually looks like Subanen. I'd be interested in seeing what's underneath the textile and if the scabbard has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,367
Posted By Marbel
Sangi

Hello,

Just a few photos to add to the conversation.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Marbel
Textile

Hi Ian,

I feel like quite a few of these lumad scabbards (like the one you showed, not the nice old Bagobo and sometimes Blaan/Tagakaolo examples with great ‘mounds’ of textiles and sometimes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,926
Posted By Marbel
Textile

Hi Ian,

It’s always a bit hard to identify a textile when it’s only a small piece, but the scabbard you’ve shown appears to be wrapped in Tboli t’nalak.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,926
Posted By Marbel
Bagobo

Hello,

Very nice example.

Just to clarify, ‘t’nalak’ is very specific to the Tboli. Bagobo weaving is generally known as ‘inabal’. Both utilize abaca and the ikat method and while there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,236
Posted By Marbel
Blaan bell

This type of bell is commonly found amongst the Blaan. Very old and no longer crafted. The photo attached was taken during a visit with the Blaan near Malungon in April 2016.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,466
Posted By Marbel
Tboli

Hello,
Just a few quick notes on the chain-link and bells on Tboli hilts. The ‘loops’ at the end of the hilts were certainly created to attach adornments like chain links and bells. However we...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,746
Posted By Marbel
Woman’s blade

This small woman’s blade is Tboli. Aside from the bells and chains noted, the small ‘half-moon’ markings on the blade are very Tboli.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,362
Posted By Marbel
Philippines

Thanks for the information Ian. Filipino politics is predictably unpredictable. Let’s hope for the best.

I will share a brief anecdote. During my last visit in Oct 2018, I was fortunate enough...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th May 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,949
Posted By Marbel
Tboli

Thank you for the additional photos and background. He's a nice old piece, well-used and well-loved.

I'm always curious about the journeys of these Tboli swords. Can you please mention where...
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