Language: Long Way Dayak
Source: 1887 source

Description

Tap-set-sien is the Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration in the form of blazing stars.1

Anyone can use the center circle, including the radiant lines, they could only be used by royalty.

 

Drawing of Sultan's mandau

A drawing of the Sultan's mandau with tap-set-sien 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 

 

 

Notes
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.

Do you have anything for sale?

I might be interested in buying it.

Contact me

The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.

€420,-

The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.

€650,-

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

€1200,-

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.

€6500,-

Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.

€1500,-

Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.

€1800,-