**Originally Listed At $400**
Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A lovely forged-iron dagger attached to a hand-carved wooden handle in the form of a stylized parrot with a rounded beak, incised facial striations, and a pair of inlaid white stone eyes. A small brass cylinder with a bulbous rim rests between the handle and the blade and features a zigzagging motif along the rim. The blade is lightly-curved with a thick body, a projecting shoulder tab with a small piercing, and a sharpened blade edge which tapers to a point. The sheath is carved from coffee-hued wood and boasts an intricate program of foliate and feathered motifs in relief. Size: 3.4" W x 18.3" H (8.6 cm x 46.5 cm); length of blade: 9.625" : (24.4 cm).
Provenance: private Rochester, Michigan, USA collection
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