University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameParang
Object Number:42-30-368A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Malay Peninsula
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:52 - Other Number

Description

Single-edged steel blade, both edge and back slightly convex; blunt point tapered toward hilt. Cf. Phillippine barong. Curved wooden grip suggesting animal head. Flat, two-piece wooden sheath, roughly carved at top and on one face near bottom. Applied wooden loop for carrying cord. Rattan binding.


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