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Philippines Warrior's Costume

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
57
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Philippines Warrior's Costume, Mindanao, Davao Province, Bagobo, c. 1900 or earlier, comprising an ornately decorated woven banana fiber plain weave jacket, a pair of shorts with bead decoration at the legs, a sword in wood scabbard with beaded drops, a fully beaded belt with metal clasps, a fully bead-decorated bag, and a beaded necklace with three animal hair and two horn drops, jacket 14 x 40, pants 27 1/2 x 18 1/2, lg. of sword 23 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Charles and Blanche Derby collection, Northampton, Massachusetts; Skinner, October 17, 1987, Lot 303; The Science Museum of Connecticut, Hartford.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Blanche Derby, Bead, Beadwork, Davao Region, Scabbard, Visual arts

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