Gadur | @natmuseumwsm

Gadur, one of the Maranao produced brasswares, has a distinct tall-spired lid and a body decorated with floral and geometric designs. It is generally a container of any sort, a decorative object, a flower vase, or a centerpiece in modern homes.

It is also a ceremonial gift for the bride’s family given by the groom’s relatives during wedding festivities. In Lanao del Sur and Cotabato, the quantity and quality of brass/bronze items in one’s residence indicate wealth and status.

This Gadur forms part of the National Ethnographic Collection of the National Museum of the Philippines from the Maranao ethnolinguistic group of Lanao del Sur. It has a height of 48 centimeters and a diameter of 17.5 centimeters.

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