This is a Maguindanao sword called kris. 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.

TRANSLATION: Kris – Maguindanao

PROVENANCE: Maniaga Mantawil