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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

Alternative name for the mandau of Borneo
Fine inlaid mandau

A fine 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.
Mandau

Mandau

Popular name for the common sword of Borneo.
Nias Telogu

Telögu

Nias word for a specific type of sword.
Nias belatu logo

Belatu

Generic Nias word for "knife" or "sword".
Nias telogu logo

A fine south Nias telögu

With rare pale buffalo horn hilt with gold alloy inlays.
Mandau logo

A mandau sword

The sword and everyday tool of the headhunters of Borneo.
Pedang benkok logo

Pedang bengkok

Indonesian word meaning "curved sword".
Pedang lurus logo

Pedang lurus

Indonesian term meaning "straight sword". Often used to describe a specific silver-clad shortsword.
Parang nabur logo

Parang nabur

A type of saber from the southern part of Kalimantan.
Parang nabur logo

Parang nabur with báitóng hilt

These sabers from Kalimantan exhibit a mix of European, Islamic, and local styles.
Dutch-Indonesian Beaumont based shotgun logo

A fine and unusual Dutch colonial gun

Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Dayak dart quiver

Telep

A Bornean term for a dart quiver.
Roda Dedali arrowhead

Róda dedáli

Old Javanese for a type of arrow with a bird-shaped head.
Bedor or pana arrow

Bedor

An old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a large spearhead shaped arrowhead.
Warayang Javanese arrow

Waráyang

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a serpentine arrowhead.
Trisula Javanese arrow

Trisúla

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a trident shaped head.
Paspati javanese arrow

Paspáti

Old Javanese word for a type of arrow with a crescent moon shaped arrowhead.
Javanese chakra arrow logo

Chákra

Old Javanese for a type of arrow with a wheel attached.
Indonesian arrows logo

Pana

Old Javanese word for "arrow".
Bow of Java

Gendewa

Old Javanese name for bow.
Box of Indonesian arrows logo

Box of Javanese arrows

Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Steel and Magic

Steel and Magic in Solingen

Earlier this month I was at the opening of the exhibit "Steel and Magic.

Balinese keris

Balinese keris with stones in gold

Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Sumbawa sword

A Sumbawa Kabeala

With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Keris panjang

Sumatran keris panjang

A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Sikin Panjang with golden crowns

Triple golden crown sikin

sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.

Keris panjang logo

Keris panjang

Literally "long keris", a weapon mostly associated with Sumatra and Malaysia.
Panglima prang

Panglima prang

Literally "war commander" were military leaders appointed by the elite in Aceh.
Sikin panjang

Sikin panjang

A straight, single-edged sword with forked hilt used in northern Sumatra.
Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with double crown

A typical example of the better sikin panjang with a golden crown.
Sewar dagger from Sumatra logo

Bird head sewar dagger

A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sikin panjang with golden crown

Sikin panjang with golden crown

With double tiered golden crown.
Pedang

A very good pedang bengkok

Also called klewang sasak by Indonesian collectors.
Indonesian parang

An Indonesian parang nabur

A saber that is peculiar to the southern part of the island of Borneo.
Dayak dart quiver

Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Introduction

The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long blowguns to hunt small

Pedang suduk maru

Pedang suduk maru

Also known as pedang lurus.
Sumatran saber

Silver mounted Sumatran saber

With inscription that reads: Raja Pagaruyung or "ruler of Pagaruyung".
Aceh sikin panjang

Very fine Sikin Panjang

With triple tiered golden crown with enamel decor.
Peudeueng peusangan

A peudeueng peusangan

From the Aceh region, described locally as peudeueng peusangan with a "hulu meu apet" or Indian styled basket hilt.