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A ceremonial Sumatran peurise logo

Ceremonial peurise teumaga

Cast brass shield of a purely ceremonial type that was used during sword dances in Aceh.
Palembang pedang benkok with twistcore blade

Palembang twist-core pedang

A Palembang style sword with a fine twist-core blade and carved hardwood scabbard.
Parang beladah logo

Parang beladeh / parang belabang

A curved saber from the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Kenyah Dayak man logo

Dayak (people)

Name for a wide range of native groups of Borneo.
Parang ilang logo

Duku apang

Iban (Sea Dayak) word for parang ilang, a.k.a. mandau, the Borneo headhunter's sword.
Daku logo

Duku

Iban (Sea Dayak) word for sword.
Dayak carved paddle

Dayak carved ceremonial paddle

A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
Fine patterned sikin panjang logo

Very good sikin panjang

Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Peranakan silver belt buckle logo

Fine Peranakan belt buckle

This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
Padri gun westenenk

The Padri Gun by Westenenk

Translation from the 1908 Dutch language article by Louis Constant Westenenk.
Padri gun logo

A Padri carbine

An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Murut parapat sword logo

A Murut parapat

The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
Cockspur case

Indonesian cockfighting spurs in box

Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
Madura keris

Old Madura keris

With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Bali tombak logo

Balinese spearhead with scabbard

With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
Peudeueng logo

Acehnese peudeueng

With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
Sukul nganga hilt

Sukul nganga

A type of Batak sword hilt.
Kalasan

Kalasan

A type of Batak sword
Batak sword logo

A Karo Batak kalasan sword

An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
Toba Batak sword logo

Toba Batak sword

With cast-bronze guarding figure hilt.
Tribal Art Fair logo

Tribal Art Fair spring 2021

This year I will participate in the online Tribal Art fair, along with 30 dealers from around the world showing their latest offerings in this genre.
Parapat logo

Parapat

The sword of the Murut, headhunters of northern Borneo.
Pakayun logo

Pakayun

Commonly used name for the sword of the Muruts, headhunters of northern Borneo.
Glupa icon

Glupa / Gloepa

Acehnese word for a golden crown at the base of swords and daggers.
Sikin panjang golden crown logo

Sikin panjang with golden crown

In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
Balinese keris logo

Balinese keris

A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Peudeueng logo

Peudeueng

An Acehnese type of saber
Javanese trisula logo

Javanese gold overlaid spear blade

Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Acehnese rencong

Rencong

An Acehnese type of thrusting dagger.
Sumatran rencong dagger logo

An Acehnese rencong

A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Negara logo

Negara

Village near Banjarmasin, Borneo. A notable center of arms production in the 19th century.
Kudi logo

Kudi

Indonesian word for a peculiar weapon/farming tool.
Blunderbuss logo

Kěmura

Acehnese word for blunderbuss.
Indonesian Blunderbuss

An Indonesian blunderbuss

Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Kudi bares logo

Kudi bares

Indonesian word for a peculiar farming tool.
Kudi tranchang logo

A rare kudi trantang

A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
Palembang sword with European blade logo

A Palembang sword with British blade

With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Tumpal logo

Tumpal

Indonesian name for a triangular motif.
Mata-djoh logo

Mata-djoh

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration consisting of S-shaped ornaments.
Tap-set-sien logo

Tap-set-sien

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Mata kalong logo

Mata kalong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Li po tong tip style logo

Li-po-tong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak lidjib mandau logo

Lidjib

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Dayak mandau tip shape logo

Longna

Long Way Dayak word for a type of mandau tip.
Leng mandau tip

Monong

Long Way Dayak name for a type of mandau tip.
Leng tip logo

Leng

Long Way Dayak word for a variety of mandau.
Kemalau

Kemalau

Dayak word for latex made from the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree.
Parang ilang logo

Parang ilang

Widely used name for a hollow-ground Indonesian headhunter sword. (A.k.a. mandau).
Fine inlaid mandau

A fine Kajan mandau

With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
Kenyah mandau logo

A Kenyah mandau

The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.