Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Miscellania

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 25th June 2014, 05:50 AM   #1
EAAF Staff
Robert's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Centerville, Kansas
Posts: 2,196
Default Two Bontoc/Igorot Ballaka Hats And A Pipe

Just for fun here are some photos of two ballaka hats and a tobacco pipe brought back in the late 1920's or early 1930's. From what I can find out these as well as the pipe are from Cordillera Central (or central mountain range) on the northern Philippine island of Luzon. Hats are complete with feathers?, boars tusk and bone buttons as decorations. The last photo shows a group of men wearing similar hats. I was told (or read somewhere) that the more decorated hats of this style are worn by bachelors and the less adorned ones are worn by married men. This custom unfortunately seems to be practiced by many cultures. These pieces are all from one group of items I purchased a few months back that also included various textiles. Everything had been stored in a cabinet, which would explains the great condition that they are still in. All comments and any information on these will as always be greatly appreciated.

Attached Images
Robert is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.