Tag Archives: Weapons

Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

Malaysia, Indonesia, weapons, textil, fabrics design, ethnic, Kris, John Clark Ridpath,Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay language, whose modern expressions are Malay and Indonesian. Today about 22 million people are counted among the Malay people, who mainly live on the Malay Peninsula, in the east of Sumatra and on the coasts of Borneo. The majority of the population are Malays in Malaysia (50.4%), in the Sultanate of Brunei (66%), in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (66-80%) and in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung (72%). The vast majority of Malays (> 99.9 %) are Sunni Muslims.

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Hunting crossbows of the 16th century. Renaissance era.

Hunting crossbows. 16th century weapons. Renaissance armor.

Hunting crossbows of the 16th century.

Hunting crossbows of the 16th century.

Renaissance era.

Arbalètes de chasse, du XVIe siècle. (Dessin de Calenacci d’après une photographie de Franck)

From the book: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.

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  1. Offensive and defensive armor and weapons.
  2. Life-size warrior figures in full armor and equipment. 
  3. Accessories firearms and offensive weapons. 16th century.
  4. German blackened steel armor. Renaissance weapons.

The shields of the Gauls. Clans in the Roman Empire.

Leather covered Highland Shield Target. Ancient Celtic shields. Gaul weapons

Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.

Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.

The shield of the Gauls.

The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading



Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor.

Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

 Europa (Provenance unknown). Yelmo cerrado, y con visera. 1500-1550.

Source: Galería del Arte Decorativo: Enciclopedia Universal de Trajes, Armas, Muebles, Arquitectura, Útiles Domésticos y Ornamentación de Todos los Tiempos. Editor: J. Aleu Fugarull, Barcelona 1824.

Spanish armor or corselet of the 16th century.

Spanish Armor, Renaissance. Corslet 16th century

Spain Armor of the sixteenth century.

Spanish armor or corselet of the sixteenth century.

Spain Renaissance. Middle armor or corslet of the sixteenth century. España. Media armadura ó corselete del siglo XVI.

Source: Galería del Arte Decorativo: Enciclopedia Universal de Trajes, Armas, Muebles, Arquitectura, Útiles Domésticos y Ornamentación de Todos los Tiempos. Editor: J. Aleu Fugarull, Barcelona 1824.