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Parang Nabur 1

A South Borneo " Parang Nabur' or "Parang Belabang"

The horn hilt with Berlin Silver mounts.

The wooden scabbard with many metal bands.

The curved blade with "Kotika" ,the magic square, based on magic calendars to

calculate the best days and avoiding evil.

Two bands from scabbard and one ornament missing.


Size total: 70 cm.

Blade: 54,5 cm.

Thickness: 7 mm

South Borneo , second half 19th century.

ref: Hendriks " Iets over de wapenfabricatie op Borneo" 

B.F. Matthes " De Makassaarsche en Boeginesche kotika's "



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