A Warrior's Armament And Ornament
Arguably the first locally-published book on Philippine bladed weapons, A Warrior’s Armament and Ornament: The Edwin R. Bautista of Philippine Bladed Weapons tells stories about bladed weaponry forms from several regions in the country, and describes their significance, background, meaning, use, and cultural context. Weapons are about power and status, as they are products of knowledge and superlative skills, of kinship in families and fellowship in communities, of the spiritual and moral conviction that induce the making of weapons. Illustrated by stunning photographs, the book includes an annotated listing and cross-referencing of the names of weapons and implements, an art analysis of the decorative aspects of a dagger or sword, a back-grounder on archaeo-metallurgy, and overview essays on Cordillera weaponry and on the symbolisms materialized on the handles and scabbards of the bladed weapons of Southern Luzon and the Visayas.
Museo ng Kaalamang Katutubo, Philippines
Hardcover / 13.25 x 8.38 inches / 218 pages / Color