A kris is an indigenous sword famous for its distinctive blade design. It is usually made of metal. Rare types are of gold and ivory. A kris is a symbol of heroism, martial prowess, power and authority. As a cultural symbol, the meticulously decorated kris represent refinement, art and beauty, as the pride and prized possession for its owner. Purchased from a wife of a Sultan in Sultan Kudarat Maguindanao. (This special sword with the component of horse hair at the sheath signifies that the former owner of the object belongs to Manobo tribe.)