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Burmese silver manuscript holder
For holding and protecting important documents.
Term coined by Bell in 1907, describing a dha that by then was mainly of Chinese make.
Plain dha with baldric
Nice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
A plain dha
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
Lin gin (လင်းကင်း)
Burmese for a machete-like that was used widely in Kachin state and Assam.
Shan da (ရှမ်းဓား)
Burmese word for the Shan sword with pointed blade.
Fine Chinese Shan dha
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
Large Shan dha
With silver-clad scabbard executed in their typical style.
Burmese dha dated 1928
A nice example that can serve as a benchmark to help date others.
Chinese Shan presentation dha
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.