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Balato 2

A very good old South Nias warriors sword

The wooden lasara ( dragon) hilt with bechu

( monkey-like figure ) 

The  blade in old tiger nail shape in

wooden scabbard with brass bands.

Original rattan charm ball with crocodile teeth 

(Indonesian Crocodylus Porosus)

The charm ball is a magic amulet for a Nias warrior what resulted that they where mostly unwilling to sell swords complete with a charm ball. ( source Modigliani) 

Nias , Indonesia, Around 1900

Size total: 68 cm.



Ref: Nusantara Delft -Nias Tribal Treasures  

Modigliani -Un Viaggio A Nias

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