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A dress shield, carried at festivals by Bagobo men of southern Mindanao, in the Philippines. At the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904 men from the Bagobo village staged daily “shield dances” in which they carried shields like this one. Among the visitors to the fair who saw the dances were two sisters […]
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