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Old 17th January 2021, 07:22 PM   #1
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Old 17th January 2021, 11:50 PM   #2
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Well I would say there are some issues with the information in this video.

I am intrigued with the armour and would have loved to hear more and it would have been great to see where they were found and the background.

However, one "axe" was actually a Tibetan grigung, also known as a kartika. The other piece also looks Tibetan as well.

The helmets do have a Filipino motif, but again need background research on them.

I guess I question the authenticity, research, and provenance of these pieces.

Sorry but I am extremely skeptical, also because I know that many, many fakes are made in the Philippines right now, ie. lantakas.
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Old 18th January 2021, 03:55 AM   #3
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This is the point.
These are newly made pieces with confused motifs that have
been recently patinated. Nonetheless, people who no basis whatsoever in
forms, decoration or age blithely harvest data from the net; this is the result.
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Old 19th January 2021, 02:06 AM   #4
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I guess I question the authenticity, research, and provenance of these pieces.

Sorry but I am extremely skeptical, also because I know that many, many fakes are made in the Philippines right now, ie. lantakas.
Absolutely. These are recently made and patinated to look old, as noted by Oliver. There is more and more of this stuff coming out of the Philippines.
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Old 19th January 2021, 04:50 AM   #5
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The first look at these sitting on a flea market table did it for me. I expect they're fakes from China.
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Absolutely. These are recently made and patinated to look old, as noted by Oliver. There is more and more of this stuff coming out of the Philippines.

It's the proof that Philipino and Chinese are extremely clever, if stupid people are ready to pay for these things.

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Of course, I'm sure that's ironic. These American TV shows are made by cheap journalists. The same who are doing TV shows about Egyptian and Maya pyramids made by Aliens/ET. I's just crap TV. Of course, sometimes, scholars are involved, I think scholars are like us, some are good, some are bad...

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Old 19th January 2021, 10:51 AM   #7
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This documentation is like a trash movie, unintentionally funny and stupid.
The showed pieces are cheap reproductions and fantasy items, I think that is clear.
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Old 19th January 2021, 12:21 PM   #8
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The video is very poor quality, amateur Filipino work. It's basically a Powerpoint slideshow with (heavily accented) voice over. The low resolution images make everything look out of focus. It's unlikely this was made for local Philippines television--it would have been narrated in Tagalog, Cebuano, or another native language. I think it was made for youtube.

Despite this negative example, there are several very talented film makers in the Philippines.
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