Mandau, Dayak, Borneo, Indonesia.
A mandau is a sword used, by the Dayak tribes from Kalimantan, when hunting heads and as a machete in daily life.
This is a very fine antique example with an elaborately engraved and relief carved bone handle with aso motifs and complete with it's original scabbard, attached horn amulet and side knife.
Condition: wear and use, min. dam., missing rattan, oxidation……
Materials: wood, iron, deer bone, horn, rattan, rope and small piece of mother of pearl.
Literature: Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, Albert G. Van Zonneveld, page 87-88.
It measures 66,7 cm - 26.3 inches long without strap.
Price: € 1575,- Now: € 750,-