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Old 24th October 2021, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default sangi tboli


A recent acquisition. What is perhaps a point to ponder is that though this, IMVHO, is a T'Boli piece (based on the ikat design-especially the lower one)- the scabbard is ornamented by mother-of-pearls (MOP).

This is the first, and only one, with this kind of scabbard design in our collection of sangis.

So that kept us (me and father) thinking. The ikat on the upper part of the scabbard, though very much faded- does have a semblance weave design on the Tboli t'nalak (being just a small piece). But it could also be an ikat weave from another lumad tribe. (possibly, a dagmay ikat from the Mandaya tribe).

Another possibility is that the ikat on both points- could be dagmay. If indeed dagmay, then this blade is Mandaya. (just a thought).

Your inputs are highly appreciated.

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