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>>1940 Land Dayak panjamon
Subjectpanjamon warrior
Culture: Land Dayak
Setting: tribal warfare, Kalimantan 19-20thc
Objectmandau, parang ihlang sword

* Dallas Museum of Art > Pacific Islands
"Ceremonial sword and sheath (mandau)  
Indonesia: Kalimantan, 
Kayan or Kenyah people  
Late 19th-early 20th century  
Wood, metal, bone(?), silver coins, cotton fiber, and glass beads"

* American Museum of Natural History > Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples

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* Palace of Wax / Ripley's Believe It or Not!
[NOTE: This display is incorrectly labeled "CONGO DAGGER" despite being adjacent to another, correctly labeled, Dayak sword.]

* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
"Sword with Sheath and Knife  wood, ivory, glass beads, resin, palm leaf (pinang), goat hair  Borneo, Sarawak, Kayan (?)
This weapon, known as a parang, has many different uses ranging from head hunting and religious ceremonies, to wood carving.  The sheath is decorated with goat hair, some of which has been dyed.  Less ornate parang are still used in the fields for building houses and for felling trees.  Even in the cities, most men own a parang." ...

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* RSword
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​* Zev's Antiques
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