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Language: Long Way Dayak
Source: 1887 source


Mata-djoh is the Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration consisting of S-shaped ornaments.1


Drawing of Sultan's mandau

A drawing of the Sultan's mandau with mata-djoh inlays.
Illustration from Tromp, 1887. (See notes.)


Mandau decoration

Illustration from Tromp, 1887. (See notes.)

E.) Mata djoh

F.) Mata kalong

G.) Tap-set-sien 



1. S.W. Tromp; Mededeelingen omtrent mandau's. Den Haag, 1887. Published in Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie,  International Gesellschaft für Ethnographie; Rijksmuseum van Oudheden te Leiden, 1888. Volume 1, pages 22-26.

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Carved with typically Dayak aso motifs.


A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.


This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.


A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.


All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.


The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.

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