Ceremonial Sword


From: Japan | Hokkaido | Shiraoi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number A486B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Shiraoi
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Wood Shavings | Fiber

Taknep-ikor (タㇰネピコㇿ). Ceremonial sword often used for trading among the Ainu. Many of these swords were placed on an altar and usually did not contain a blade.

Length 45 cm
Width 3.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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