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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- Total nr of items
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Kalimantan, Indonesia
- Bone, Damascus steel/iron, Rattan, Teeth (animal)
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 5.3×9.4×64.2 cm