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Kayan ilang knife - Sarawak Museum

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posted on 2023-03-01, 12:56 authored by Tracy Peter SamatTracy Peter Samat

Hilt of deer antler carved with motifs and an anthropomorphic figure; the handle plaited with rattan; sheath of light red meranti lashed with rattan and copper wire; the sheath carved and adorned with wild boar canine tooth; waist string of tree bark fibre; the blade neatly carved and with brass tube inlay. The ilang knife was taken by the Iban during the war expedition against the Kayan

History

Session

M04

Rights owner

Durham University / Sarawak Museum

Title alt

Kayan ilang - Muzium Sarawak

Description alt

Hulu parang diperbuat daripada tanduk rusa dan diukir dengan motif; bahagian hadapan hulu parang diukir dengan rupa bentuk anthropomorphic; bahagain pemegang diikat dengan rotan dan wayar tembaga; sarung parang diukir dan dihiasi dengan taring babi hutan; tali sarung parang diperbuat daripada kulit kayu; bilah parang diukir dengan kemas dan dihiasi dengan tube tembaga. Pisau ilang ini diperolehi oleh orang Iban dari orang Kayan semasa serangan perang

Cultural group

Kayan

Participants

Peter anak Siman

Country

Malaysia

Place

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Item/object

Ilang knife

Museum name

Sarawak Museum

Museum collections documentation

74/105

Intent

The research gap: the materials, the motifs and its symbolic meaning, the uses

Date of creation

2020-10-05

Unique ID

2019SG05-M04-0125