University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameParang
Object Number: P1232A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Baram District
Date Made: Before 1897
Early Date: 1847
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Iron
Antler
Hair
Gutta Percha
Length: 70cm
Width: 7cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Sword (parang). Long straight iron blade. Half of one face, for almost whole length, darkened and decorated with small round brass inlays and raised scroll shaped patterns. Antler hilt, elaborately carved, with protruding openwork spirals and round hole with spiral protrusion inside. Blunt cut tufts of brown, grey/white, and red dyed hair at top, sides, and projecting tip of hilt; long swatches of brown and grey/white hair hanging from top.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Davenport, William H. et al. 1988. Expedition Magazine: Special Issue on Borneo Vol. 30, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38 (a) and (b)View Objects cited in this Publication

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