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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th May 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Ren Ren
This hunting bow comes from North Vietnam

This hunting bow comes from North Vietnam
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Ren Ren
In the late 1980s, after the Soviet troops...

In the late 1980s, after the Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan, armed and combat-trained units of the Uighur Mujahideen began to return home to Xinjiang. The Chinese authorities were not happy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Ren Ren
The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle....

The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Until relatively recently, knifemakers in Yangigisar made good money from tourists. First of all, tourists from other regions of China, dozens of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you very much Edster! It was extremely...

Thank you very much Edster! It was extremely interesting to learn about this region on the edge of Transylvania, on the natural frontier between steppe and wooded mountains, between nomads and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Ren Ren
I see in the photo a clear resemblance to the...

I see in the photo a clear resemblance to the knives of the Ob Ugrians - Khanty and Mansi. Together with the Hungarians, they are part of the Ugric branch of the Finno-Ugric family. Before the Second...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Ren Ren
This is a souvenir made in Armenia for tourists.

This is a souvenir made in Armenia for tourists.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th March 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ren Ren
You are absolutely right - this is a common...

You are absolutely right - this is a common problem for all museums. And more often old museums with more than a century of history suffer from it. Probably, genetic mutations tend to accumulate :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ren Ren
First and fourth swords from Son La province in...

First and fourth swords from Son La province in Northwestern Vietnam. My friend took this photo with his phone at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ren Ren
I like your question, but I don't have an answer...

I like your question, but I don't have an answer yet. In the North of Vietnam, along the border with China, paired objects are widespread. But I am not sure that the same customs exist in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st March 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Ren Ren
My guess is that these items come from Northwest...

My guess is that these items come from Northwest Vietnam.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st March 2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ren Ren
You revealed all the secrets :) now you better...

You revealed all the secrets :) now you better avoid appearing on Russian territory.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ren Ren
In theory, you can obtain an export permit. In...

In theory, you can obtain an export permit.
In practice, I do not know of a single case of legal export of antiques from Russia.
Philip is absolutely right - there is a lot of effort and financial...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ren Ren
You're right, it's better not to do that. Customs...

You're right, it's better not to do that. Customs payments are the second most important source of revenue for the state budget of the Russian Federation (after taxes on the extraction of minerals) ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,634
Posted By Ren Ren
Thank you, Willem! I was very interested to...

Thank you, Willem!
I was very interested to learn about the shaft made of rottan. The natural materials used to make traditional weapons in Southeast Asia is a very exciting area for me.
Sincerely...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ren Ren
Hi David! I'm afraid I have bad news. Since...

Hi David!
I'm afraid I have bad news. Since 2018, Russia has banned the transfer of any weapons by all postal services (including antiques).
In addition, it is very difficult to take any antiques...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By Ren Ren
Quite right, Stichy! This is a Uighur knife made...

Quite right, Stichy! This is a Uighur knife made in the city of Yangisar 英吉沙. This is the main center for the production of Uighur knives.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,018
Posted By Ren Ren
I agree, this is a pirate dagger from the...

I agree, this is a pirate dagger from the Vietnam-China border. The Chinese attribute these items to the Zhuang people, and the Vietnamese to the Nung people.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Ren Ren
It is in vain that you did not get acquainted...

It is in vain that you did not get acquainted with Sattarova's publications. Leather production flourished in the Volga Bulgaria long before the Kazan khans and continued under the Moscow tsars and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Ren Ren
Products made using this stitching technique were...

Products made using this stitching technique were well known in Russia under the name "Kazan work". Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, is the largest leather and leather goods manufacturing center with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By Ren Ren
Bravo, koto! I give you a standing ovation! ...

Bravo, koto!
I give you a standing ovation!
This is a great job!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th November 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By Ren Ren
Yes, it makes some sense []红[]工中國 -...

Yes, it makes some sense

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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th November 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By Ren Ren
It is quite possible to translate Chinese...

It is quite possible to translate Chinese characters. But you need high-quality photos in daylight or professional lighting in a photo studio.
Now I can understand 1/3 of the characters,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ren Ren
Thanks, Iain! You never get tired of surprising...

Thanks, Iain! You never get tired of surprising with gorgeous items!

The tonkou shape really evokes associations with swords from Vietnam.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 370,064
Posted By Ren Ren
In Vietnamese they are called trường gươm 長劔,...

In Vietnamese they are called trường gươm 長劔, which means "long sword" or "long saber". By the time photography appeared, it was already an exclusively ceremonial weapon. In temples and shrines, it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th October 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 370,064
Posted By Ren Ren
Probably Annam. It's a shame that the...

Probably Annam.
It's a shame that the background is retouched.
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