It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.