Dagger - Iron - Siraui - Minangkabau, Sumatra, Indonesia

Description
Dagger - Iron - Siraui - Minangkabau, Sumatra, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

This knife from the Minangkabau people in West Central Sumatra has a slightly curved blade. The sheath has a protuberance at its top allowing this knife to be worn at one’s belt. The sheath is decorated with floral motifs on the top part and the other side has scale pattern resembling snakeskin.

Very rigid and tapered blade. Sheath with a very light honey patina carved from a single piece of wood. Handle in the same wood as the sheath.

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Lot details
Object
Dagger
Indigenous object name
Siraui
Region/ country
Minangkabau, Sumatra, Indonesia
Material
Iron
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
30×5×3 cm
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