An image of Mandau sword

Unknown Artist

Mandau sword

Location
Not on display
Further information

This example includes a second, smaller scabbard 'apis', made of palm leaf in which a small, secondary knife 'piso raout' is kept. It has a deer horn handle, a long straight hilt and a short blade.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2015

Place of origin
Kalimantan, Indonesia
Cultural origin
Dayak, Kenyah- Kayan
Media
Arms & armour
Medium
deer horn , iron, wood, rattan, leaf fibre, glass bead
Dimensions
66.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010
Accession number
541.2010.a-c