Sword (1) - Bone, Damascus steel/iron, Rattan, Teeth (animal) - Mandau - Dayak - Kalimantan, Indonesia

Description
Sword (1) - Bone, Damascus steel/iron, Rattan, Teeth (animal) - Mandau - Dayak - Kalimantan, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

A Mandau Kalimantan Knife, Dayak, Borneo, second half 20th century. Made from wood, steel, rattan, and bone. The scabbard is decorated with animal hair, teeth, and beads. The scabbard also contains a pisau raut.

Mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak people of Borneo. Mandau is mostly ceremonial. Associated with the Headhunting Ceremony, where people would gather to attack other tribes, and gather heads to be used in various festivities, Mandau is both a work of art in itself and a weapon.

In excellent condition. This lot will be sent via registered mail. The pictures are part of the description.

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Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Sword
Indigenous object name
Mandau
Ethnic group/ culture
Dayak
Region/ country
Kalimantan, Indonesia
Material
Bone, Damascus steel/iron, Rattan, Teeth (animal)
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
5.3×9.4×64.2 cm
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