Inventory number: 042700
Wooden shield that was used in armed conflicts. Rattan wicker elements were incorporated to hold the wood together. Text: Prof. Dr. Leah E. Abayao, Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio.
Cordilleras; Luzon; Asia (Southeast)
Wood, Rattan, Kalasay, carved, painted
Width: 34.3cm Height: 123 cm
Exhibition object on Gustav Niederlein and William P. Wilson curated "Philippines Exposition" as part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also informally known as the Saint Louis World Fair) from April 30 to December 1, 1904 in St. Louis. Louis, Missouri stattfand. Behind the scenes was the desire, the American advertisement of the Philippines in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) openly validated, in that it represented indigenous minorities as "Primitives" and "Headhunters" in a presentation of the notable art of art. to demonstrate american "civilizing mission". Niederlein, who was already in the past, under the auspices of the Argentine and French governments curated exhibitions and publications as successful defenders of Colonialism and the white honor of indigenous territories, William P. Wilson, previously appointed by the Director of the Philadelphia Museum, to organize the "Philippines Exposition". About 1,102 most indigenous people from the Philippines with a number of objects of their traditional material culture - a large focus were placed on the wall to demonstrate their "wildness" - according to St. Louis transported and displayed there. Some stars there too. Niederlein, primarily in the Württembergis order, but also interested in a role in the German Colonial Service, drew at the end of the exhibition a large number of Filipino -speaking objects on the map of Linden. This was in connection with the request of the king. Text: Georg Noack. Acquisition date: 1905 Collection: Niederlein
Translated from German by Google Translate. Record accessed November 2021.
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