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A ceremonial sword from Taiwan with wooden handle decorated with  lot of masks and skulls.

The wooden half open scabbard with the classic figures with upraised arms.

Thick iron blade what shows serious use.

Some damages and losses overall but still a very attractive scarce sword.

Taiwan, Paiwan or Rukai tribe.


End 19th begin 20th century.

Size total: 58 cm.

Blade : 44,5 cm.

€ 2400,-  HOLD

                                 ref: Chen Chi-Lu  , Material culture of the Formosan Aborigines 

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