University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameParang
Object Number:42-30-465A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dayak
Provenience: Borneo
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gum
Peel
Hair
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:394 - Other Number

Description

Single-edged steel blade with straight cutting edge; narrowest near tang and expanding for about three-fifths of length beyond which it contracts in three concave curves and one concave-convex curve. Wooden grip partly covered with gum and with basketry band and terminating in two tufts of hair. Two-piece light wooden sheath with carved decoration and elaborate basketry bands. Attached fiber sheath for side knife which is missing.


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