Penai Silver

Highly scarce Toraja sword in superb condition with carved horn grip complete with original hair. The scabbard almost completely wrapped with silver bands .The grey finish on the carvings and foot are probably remains of tinfoil, a feature  what was a mark of bravoury for succesfull warriors. *  

The blade is of a higher quality than normally ( often they are very poor) and still very sharp.

See also the work of Grubauer for a similar example.( last picture)

Dating from around 1900 or earlier

Size: 82  cm.

SOLD

* Adriani en Kruyt " De Bare'e sprekende Toradja's van midden Celebes"