A Thai ceremonial dagger, Kuman Thong, also known as dha.
The blade is decorated with a copper-and-silver koftgari with horn grip and
talismanic figure. Kuman Thong, mentioned in a Thai folk tale of the 18th century; the story 'Khun Chang Khun Phaen'. In that story, a stillborn fetus from the body of a woman is used to obtain a powerful spirit. Black magic reigns supreme. A form of necromancy for which the Thai word Saiyasat is used, ไสยศตร์ in Thai.
It is supposed to bring the owner luck and fortune when respected properly.
Size: 43.2 cm in total
Grip: 14.5 cm
Materials: iron, copper, silver, wood, horn, fabric
Condition: good condition, visible signs of wear
The stand is not included.
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- Thai Ceremonial Dagger, Kuman Thong
- iron and silver koftgari
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Good condition, see description
- 0×0×43. cm