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Sheath

Object Number:P4666B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Rope
Length: 42 cm

Description

Sheath with ship shaped top (wrangka), with top only slightly curved and one lower corner squared off. Wood of one side golden brown, the other brown with dark splotches (kaju pelet). Body of sheath (gandar) of unremarkable wood, with windings of pinkish (faded?) woven tape and fat cord covered with red thread. Cord loop coverd with woven yellowish elements (vine or peel?) and narrow blue-green tape. Wood tip (chape) with flat round base (chape).

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 10 (a)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 6 D ( l)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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