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Sword

Native NameParang
Malat
Object Number:P1239A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Kapuas River
Putus Sibau
Date Made: Before 1897
Early Date: 1847
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Iron
Bone
Hair
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

Description

Sword (parang). Long straight iron sword, flaring to end, with very slightly curving cuting edge. Handle has angled bone end, wtih decorative relief carving and tufts of dark brown and red-dyed hair protruding from ends. Band of brown fiber lashing and iron cap.

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:

[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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