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Old 12th January 2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default Dayak hornbill identification. What is it?

I know that this is dayak and made of hornbill but I can't work out what it actually is. These are usually earrings and have the bent over top and no hole. Can anyone help please?
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Old 13th January 2019, 07:19 PM   #2
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Could also be a talisman for a sword scabbard.............
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Old 13th January 2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your thoughts.
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Old 13th January 2019, 10:24 PM   #4
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IMHO this doesn't look like Dayak carving...

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It is a hornbill ivory carved piece, used as belt buckle of a mandau.
Super patina by the way! Very old
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Used like this, to buckly up a mandau around the waist...
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That's fantastic. Thank you both so much for your help. The patination is what did it for me.
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