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Kayan war sword - Sarawak Museum

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posted on 2023-03-01, 11:08 authored by Tracy Peter SamatTracy Peter Samat
The hilt of a deer horn and carved; the handle plaited with rattan; sheath originally lashed with rattan but some were depilated; the blade is curved and inlaid with brass tube. It is a Kayan war sword belongs to the chief of the Rejang river

History

Session

M04

Rights owner

Durham University / Sarawak Museum

Title alt

Pedang perang Kayan - Muzium Sarawak

Description alt

Hulu parang diperbuat daripada tanduk rusa dan diukir; pemegang diikat dengan rotan; sarung parang diikat dengan rotan tetapi sebahagiannya telah rosak; bilah parang melengkung dan dihiasi dengan tube tembaga. Ianya merupakan parang perang Kayan milik ketua masyarakat Kayan di Sungai Rejang

Cultural group

Kayan

Participants

Peter anak Siman

Country

Malaysia

Place

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Item/object

Kayan war sword

Museum name

Sarawak Museum

Museum collections documentation

631

Intent

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

Date of creation

2020-09-15

Unique ID

2019SG05-M04-0128