A very good " mandau' from Sarawak with superb carved antler hilt .
The hilt with tufts of dyed goat hair and carved spirit figure in front.
On the "neck" of the hilt a complex " 4 wind direction figure' in very fine detail..
The blade with dot engravings and copper inlay.
The scabbard is a very good fitting marriage , made of high polished luxury hardwood
with silver decoration . Scabbard with two light damages.
Sarawak , Probably Saribas tribe.
End 19th century.
Size total: 67 cm.
€ 1650,- HOLD