Antique Philippine Sword Stands - Pair
During their travels over the years, the Schumachers returned with some incredible treasures!! This pair of sword holders from Mindanao in the Phillipines will fascinate you and your visitors. Before entering a residence, Mindanao soldiers, as the etiquette dictated, would leave their swords outside the front entrance in one of these bronze sword stands. Previously located in the Schumacher home garden which was registered in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institute, they re-imagined and re-purposed these treasures as planters flanking a pathway to the upper garden. Imagine the uses in the garden! Material is Bronze. Sold As A Pair.