Around 1940 - fair when considering its age
This mandau comes from the Dajak people in Borneo's countryside. Dajak were the head-hunters. Officially, this practice was abolished by the Dutch around 1894.
The handle and sheath are nicely worked out including the usual rattan "knots". In the carving, we see so-called blood sucker motifs and aso motifs (the aso is a mythical dragon / dog).
Dimensions: length 80 cm, blade 54 cm, handle 20 cm.
This keris is from Java, Surakarta. It is the type of keris that was taken as a souvenir by military personnel, officials and other travellers around WWII. It's a rather simple keris, without decorations. The wooden sheath is coated with metal. The handle is loose.
Dimensions: length 50 cm, blade 32 cm, handle 11 cm.
Pick up preferred, can be shipped with Postnl after consultation.
|Member since:||December 17, 2015|
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|United Kingdom||$ 29.71|
|United States||$ 35.66|
|Rest of Europe||$ 29.71|
|Rest of the World||$ 35.66|
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