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Nyabor - Sarawak Museum

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posted on 2023-03-01, 12:58 authored by Tracy Peter SamatTracy Peter Samat

Hilt of deer antler and the handle covered with brass; blade lower part designed with kunding motif; sheath lashed with rattan; belt string of breadfruit thread. It is used by the Iban as a form of payment in Tusun Tunggu (a customary fine/law) for individual wrongdoing.

History

Session

M04

Rights owner

Durham University / Sarawak Museum

Title alt

Nyabor - Muzium Sarawak

Description alt

Hulu parang diperbuat daripada tanduk rusa dan pemegangnya ditutupi dengan tembaga; bahagian bawah besi diukir dengan corak kunding; sarung parang diikat dengan rotan; tali sarung parang diperbuat daripada tengkalong. Ianya digunakan oleh masyarakat Iban dalam tradisi/adat Tusun Tunggu yang melibatkan pembayaran denda dalam bentuk objek

Cultural group

Iban

Participants

Peter anak Siman

Country

Malaysia

Place

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Item/object

Nyabor

Museum name

Sarawak Museum

Museum collections documentation

93.37A

Intent

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

Date of creation

2020-10-08

Unique ID

2019SG05-M04-0122