Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
I agree with the previous replies, this is probably post-WWII brass work from Maranao craftsmen, but the quality of the workmanship is high. It took a lot of time and skill to produce these pieces, of which many have been made by hand rather than cast. The extensive use of "hawk bells" does suggest a Bagobo style, as noted by Kai, and the suite may have been made for a Bagobo datu. Are there any "tiger bells" on it?
Regarding your question about the knife, I don't know what it is called and it does not appear to be a traditional pattern for either the Moro or Bagobo.
A very unusual ensemble.