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Detail: The Parang Ilang (or Mandau, meaning double blades) is the traditional weapon for the Dayak people of Borneo. These swords are believed to have supernatural powers and are passed from generation to generation. Associated with the headhunting ceremony, these swords are both a work of art in itself and… Continue reading
Borneo. Mid-1900's or earlier
Bone, wood, rattan, rope, metal, hair
33" total; 24" blade. Small knive: 10"