The Kris blades are wide at the base, double edged and waved, semi-waved and straight. The blade was a symbol of a warrior’s status and rank in society. It was believed that the unconquerable Sultan Kuldarat used the most famous Moro weapon.
“KA” (Magkaisa/Unity) Baybayin also incorrectly known as Alibata is a pre-colonial Philippine writing system. The term baybayin means “to spell” in Tagalog. The script was used in the Archipelago along with other writing systems.
Mandaya shield is a large, round wooden Moro shield. The front is decorated with rings of black and of elaborate carving while the back has a hand hold through which the left arm is slipped so that the hand grasps the top of the second opening. This shield is used in warfare to deflect spears and arrows. This style of shield is also commonly used by the neighboring Moro groups, and may have been borrow from them.
This Shield is dedicated to the warriors who had fought and died during this time to defend the mother land from its oppressors.
Andres Bonifacio “Supremo” also known as “Maypagasa” (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) a Filipino revolutionary leader and patriot, is known as the “Father of the Filipino Nation.” He was one of the founders and organizers of the Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan, whose aim was to achieve Philippine independence through revolution. Learn more about Andres Bonifacio
Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan.
The goal of Bayani Art is to strengthen the unity within our community by telling the rich history of our Motherland. We are independent owned, born in Tondo Manila, Philippines and raised in Oakland, California. Humbled by the strong values that were taught by our elders, we remain conscious to our responsibility to carry on our culture.
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