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Old 2nd November 2020, 12:24 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Sajen
Hello David,

What could be another reason for this small gunongs?

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Detlef
Well, right off the top of my head it could have been made for a child or there may have been some symbolic or ritual use. We might be able to expand these possibilities with further thought.
I also find myself questioning if a pre-WWII (or any era for that matter) souvenir from the Philippines would be made with ivory and a laminated blade. I know there was tourism in the region at the time, but were they producing souvenirs like this for them?
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